As a Homicide Detective, Jessica King sees things that everyone else misses: in crime scenes, in evidence, in the motivations and drives of the suspects. A fearless and imaginative lateral thinker, her unique eye for detail turns cases around. And she has a rare quality: Jess doesn't need to be liked. That quality gets her into trouble.
When another Detective has a public, televised meltdown, Jessica King is called in to lead the Major Crimes Task Force - a police squad that is parachuted in to take over cases in crisis. Murder, rape, robbery, gang violence, serial and predatory crime - everything's fair game.