A prostitute is killed in a town during a labor strike.
A young mother is slain at a resort and her 7-year-old son, who might have witnessed the crime, has vanished.
A charred corpse leads Bain into an investigation of a secret society in a small farming community.
Bain seeks privacy in a remote cabin.
A gruesome killing in the woods links a secretive religious cult to a troubled urban neighborhood and a heroin dealer to a prominent married judge and his lover.
Bain is flattered by the romantic attentions of Rachel Hardcastle, a successful concert pianist and sophisticated, attractive woman; when her husband turns up dead, Bain becomes the prime suspect in his murder.