Is the Chinese curse just a myth? Soon after an ancient talisman is smuggled out of Hong Kong, a container ship filled with Chinese refugees runs aground on Alcatraz, the crew murdered. The Chinese Triads suspect one of their own, a female assassin named Sally known to have connections with a San Francisco detective named Cape Weathers. But when Sally goes missing, Cape becomes the focus of Triads’ attention, and soon the FBI has him on their radar.
A movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide that shocks the film community and jeopardizes a $200 million production.
A former U.S. senator vanishes days after his son goes missing. When they're both found dead on a golf course in Mexico with body parts missing, the senator's estranged daughter Rebecca resolves to discover what happened. When it looks like the daughter may become the next victim, private investigator Cape Weathers takes up the case.
When the most hated landlord in San Francisco takes an unexpected jump off the roof of his own building, it isn't too hard to find suspects. But the police want to call it a suicide, since both the mayor and the press are complaining about the dismal closure rate for homicide investigations. But ex-cop Sam McGowan knows it was murder. He also knows that anyone living on the top floor of the building should be a suspect, including himself. So Sam decides to get to know his neighbors.