PESCADERO CREEK, near Pacifica, California is the location of a watery grave for beautiful young women who have been raped and strangled to death, and not necessarily in that order. When the bodies of these young women begin surfacing in PESCADERO CREEK, Special Agent Rob McAllister, the Melvin Purvis of his day, and Dr. Morgan Warren, a young inexperienced Medical Examiner are thrown together to bring the killer of the five–year murder spree to justice. However, while working closely together, they fall deeply in love and unbeknownst to them become targets of the killer themselves.
In a town that is already laden with scandal, keeping their romance a secret proves to be just as much of a challenge as cracking the case. As Rob and Morgan strive to find the killer, she proves to be as valuable to him as his lover as she is in solving the crime. Both are faced with the inevitable, what happens to their relationship when the case is solved?