Stone Barrington's newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake.
A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual (and potentially lucrative) dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it's soon clear that Stone hasn't seen the end of the case.
Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime. Some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes.
Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, but even with their top-notch training, Zach and partner Kylie MacDonald aren't prepared for what they see when they're called to a crime scene in the heart of Central Park
The victim, a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections, is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit the city. As the public pressure mounts, and political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance, Zach and Kylie must find out what's really behind the murderer's rampage.
Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion training for the Olympics, a young woman with her heart set on winning the gold. In one moment, her future is changed forever, her hopes swept away in a tragic accident.
Dr. Jessie Matthews, the neurosurgeon who operates on her that night, endures a tragedy of her own and instantly becomes the sole support for her four young children, while her own future hangs in the balance. Bill, Lily's father, has pinned all his hopes on his only daughter, his dreams now shattered.
Other lives will entwine with theirs: Joe, a financial manager, faces a ruined career at the hand of a dishonest partner. Carole, a psychologist at Mass General, is a breast cancer survivor, her body and heart scarred by what she's been through. Teddy, with a spinal cord injury worse than Lily's, dreams of college and becoming an artist. From the ashes of their lives, six people fight to alter the course of destiny and refuse to be defeated.