Juliet Stevenson stars as prosecutor Helen West from the popular crime novels by Frances Fyfield. Helen and her significant other, Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey (Jim Carter), have recently moved to a sedate London suburb only to face a shocking murder. Bailey thinks he has the case wrapped up, but Helen punches holes in the evidence and his ego, and then proceeds to track down the real killer.
Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician.
Rookie cop Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme -- formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury -- to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed The Bone Collector.