His retirement from NYPD left former Detective Tom Newberry bored and restless. But when a serial killer targeted women on the streets of northern Queens on their way home from work, food shopping or just out for a leisurely stroll, Newberry sprang into action, determined to catch the madman that was responsible. His sleuthing tactics were admittedly unorthodox, but his determination never wavered as he tried to get into the killer's head. He tried to recruit Barry Noonan, his former partner from NYPD's Fugitive Warrant Squad, but Noonan turned him down, saying their days of solving crimes were behind them. "Let the new breed of officers handle this one," he said. "We're not the city's watchdogs anymore." But Tom wouldn't give up, even when he was threatened with arrest by Sergeant Ray Wheeler, the man who headed a task force that was set up to catch the killer resented Tom's interference. In time though, Wheeler realized Tom might be onto something.