The average number of homicides per year in Detroit is three hundred. The city usually ranks in the top ten of American cities for murders per capita. Recovering from bankruptcy, Detroit's Mayor puts an aggressive plan into action to clean up the city and tear down vacant and derelict properties. Demolition crews undertaking the arduous task, discover the the mummified remains of women's bodies in abandoned houses.
Under-staffed and overtaxed homicide investigators attempt to identify the victims and track down the heinous killer who's responsible. Pressure from the media and the Mayor's office only intensifies when even more bodies are found in the Detroit River. Police are faced with the possibility there is a serial killer preying on women in their city.
Major Case Detective Abigail Brown is called in to lead what becomes the Land & Sea task force. Investigators from various Detroit Police units, as well as the Michigan State Police combine their efforts to appease the public and politicians, and to get a dangerous killer off the street.
Retired Windsor Police Detective Norm Strom and his sidekick, David (Two Snakes) Greene are at it again, this time searching the City of Detroit for to two missing women. They ask Abigail Brown for help and end up involved in the hunt for a serial killer. This story is the sequel to Finding Hope, The Highway of Tears.