A House in Disarray

View When the New York City Police Commissioner is compromised by the death of a city councilman, he appoints Detective Emma Rules to investigate, hoping to circumvent a public witch hunt. But what she uncovers implicates her boss. If she solves the crime, she could put the commissioner in jail, embarrass the city and make the entire police force the laughingstock of the country. Yet, if she doesn’t, it’ll make the city and the police look corrupt and mark her as ineffective and suspicious.

On top of that, unexpected visitors—her brother’s wife and young daughter—invite themselves into her home, upsetting her solitary life, creating family frictions and throwing her life into turmoil when she has little time to deal with it.


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Prologue – A NYC city councilman has a difficult trip home.

01: Stepping in it

Detective Emma Rules gets a case no one would want dumped in her lap.

02: Bodies, Minus One

Em investigates the murder scene.

03: Unanticipated Visitors

Em has her date interrupted by someone who wants to know too much about her.

04: Whispered Words

Em and Linda have a few words.

05: Laying the Foundation

Em and Doug pour the foundation of their investigation and prepare excuses for the commissioner.

06: The Taste of Kisses

Em explains how she keeps so many women tagging along.

07: Bootiful Evidence

Commissioner Eddleson discovers a bomb in his trunk.

08: An In-Service Date

Em goes on a very public date, only to slip away for a private affair.