Charleston P.D. calls in an investigative team to help solve bizarre murders that eerily mimic a notorious case from the past. Calvin (Cal) Callahan, a former Atlanta medical examiner, and his wife, Danielle (Danie), a former FBI profiler and criminal psychologist, become critical to the investigation of the murders of wealthy women, whose bodies have been posed in a sexually grotesque manner.
Throughout, the Callahans face conflicting demands made by the police, politicians, the media, and their personal lives. Based on their theory of the case, the next murder is “scheduled” to take place soon—and none of the likely suspects are panning out. With a city on edge, some are casting doubts on Danie’s theories. The Charleston police chief is fully supportive, but an ambitious city councilman is ratcheting up the heat in the media. Worse, someone tries to kill Danie, exposing her to the real possibility of her death if she continues to hunt the Charleston killer.
With great local characters and the flavor of Charleston, known from its colonial beginning as the “Holy City” for its religious tolerance, KILLER IN THE HOLY CITY moves along at a fast pace, with all the banter we’ve come to expect from police officers and with very realistic crime scene descriptions.