Elizabeth Ault. Strong-willed and ambitious, she is Cincinnati's top newspaper reporter. Tireless when it comes to investigating an important story, Elizabeth has a reputation for being first on the scene and getting her scoop-no matter what it takes. Frank Ault. A tough-as-nails, no-nonsense homicide detective for the Cincinnati police. Frank is equally adept at using his brains or his fists to solve a case. Sometimes his biggest challenge is dealing with a snoopy reporter-his wife, Elizabeth. Anne Brown. A shadowy figure and suspect in a homicide, both Frank and Elizabeth pursue Brown-for very different reasons. The year is 1943. Amidst the backdrop of the Second World War, a shocking crime becomes the talk of the town in Cincinnati, Ohio. Homicide detective Frank Ault hunts the elusive suspect, Anne Brown. His wife, Cincinnati Observer reporter Elizabeth Ault, races her husband to find Brown first, causing friction between husband and wife. But this time Elizabeth plays with fire. Little does Elizabeth know she will quickly be transformed from pursuer to prey, and that events will take place that change the lives of the Aults forever.