Episode PremiereApril 21, 2002
DistributorNBC, USA Network
Show Period2001 - 2011
Production CompanyNBC Universal, Studios USA TV, Universal Network
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterRene Balcer, Stephanie Sengupta
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Det. Robert Goren (voice)
- Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames
- Jamey Sheridan
- Courtney B. Vance
- Eric Bogosian
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- Annabella Sciorra as Detective Carolyn Barek
- Julianne Nicholson
- Jeff Goldblum as Detective Zach Nichols
- Steven Zirnkilton
- Michele Harris
- Martin Moran
- Alla Kliouka
- David Thornton
Detectives Goren and Eames are investigating the case of a beheaded woman whose body has disappeared.
During the investigation, the detectives discover that the victim turns out to be the daughter of a jailed Russian mob boss. At first, they suspect that she was murdered after announcing plans to write a revealing book about the family business, and thugs planned a gangland hit to kill her, but evidently someone beat them to it. Further investigations reveals that one of her previous private school classmates had an even more sordid reason to execute her.
Then, Goren and Eames discover that an uptight, self-tortured real estate magnate might have feared exposure of his own dark childhood secrets and kinky alter ego if a book had been published.