As Blair forces Jim to a vacation at a remote monastery, Ellison begins to enjoy himself until one of the monks is found dead.
When employees start dying aboard the North Star Five oil rig, Jim and Blair conclude that ex-con Truck Brower is their most obvious suspect.
When a local Santeria ceremony goes wrong, one man is dead and the only witness is a woman who was in a deep trance.
Jim's friend U.S. Marshal Roger Corman is killed in a car bombing before he can reveal a corrupt marshal that he's discovered. Only by going undercover can Jim hope to glimpse what is hidden, after the U.S. Marshals take over the investigation. Jim, Captain Banks, Blair, and Megan Connor, the newest addition to the Sentinel team, conduct their own neighborhood watch.moreless
Ellison gets fame when the police department invites TV producer Wendy Hawthorne and her cameraman to do a piece on him for her show True Crime.
Buddhist monks start dying in Cascade's Chinatown and Jim's old love Lila, from his days in Bali, seems to be involved. Despite being overwhelmed by sensory overloads, it isn't hard for Jim to figure out that the monks are connected to an opium smuggling ring.