Ray Hammett and Jessica Summers are investigative newspaper reporters with a talent for solving murders... and a talent for getting in deep trouble.
Ray is a nosy, dogged old-style reporter who solves crimes in exchange for exclusives from Detective Inspector Dean. He has a strong sense of justice, a sharp eye for detail and an ability to untangle complex threads of investigation. His own moral code includes respect for victims and their families, and a disdain of trashy paparazzi reporting. Hammett is suffering from an undiagnosed low blood sugar condition; a combination of sugar, chocolate, medication and daily blood-checks keeps the condition under control while he waits for further testing.
Jessica is the daughter of the owner of The Gazette where Hammett works. She is free-spirited, compassionate, tough and a little naive. For ‘works experience’, Jessica originally teamed with Hammett as a photographer – but the pair soon became partners in a murder investigation.
A combination of humorous camaraderie, courage and caring help the partners survive their ever-worsening ordeals.