A white bus driver is beaten to death after he drives into a West Indian woman. In a nearby alley, a young black man is also found beaten to death. Racial tensions divide the Homicide squad as well as the city of Baltimore, but the true causes are not what they seem.
A skeleton of a young woman is discovered, leading to the solution of a long-forgotten bank robbery. Finding her killer is more difficult when one suspect is dead and the other two accuse each other. Meanwhile, Gee lays down the law about detectives on the same shift being romantically involved. Which is more important, relations with police partners or a lover?
A murderous webmaster announces on a website run by a homicide detective that he will kill women live and on-line at specified times and taunts the Baltimore police force to try and stop him from perpetrating the crimes.