In this historical mystery, set in Arkansas in 1961 when the mob still ruled Hot Springs, babies are being kidnapped, and the local sheriff has to put this case to bed before the bosses come down from Chicago. They don't need the heat, and they have the leverage with the sheriff to make him do whatever they want. It seems like a good move to arrest Leslie Richards, the new woman in town, even though there is only thin circumstantial evidence against her.
Set against a backdrop of racial tension and deadly force controversy in Dallas, Open Season introduces Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson, homicide detectives who are unlikely and unwilling partners. When people start dying in area shopping malls, the detectives find themselves up against a killer who has his own race card to play.
Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son is killed in an automobile accident. But never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be working undercover as a member of a drug task force. She is, after all, just a mom. In the course of her work, she discovers that she is capable of much more than just running a household and managing her floral shop.