The Atlanta Child Murders Center This Season
Holden becomes interested in the Atlanta child murders, the abduction and killings of predominantly young black boys in Atlanta after a concierge named Tanya tips him off. Bill and Holden go in and out of Atlanta throughout the season depending on whenever there's a new tip. They get help from Agent Jim Barney, but not everyone is as welcoming to them. Victims' families feel indignant since the city, currently in development, just wants these cases to disappear. The Atlanta Police Department's purse strings are tightening as resources wane.
Bill and Holden don't make much headway throughout most of the season. The body counts keep climbing upwards. Holden insists that the perp is likely a young black man because he wouldn't stand out in the community and because serial killers don't usually kill across racial lines. It becomes evident that sex could be a motivator for the criminal. Parents, however, are suspicious that there might be Klan involvement. One of their captures, a plumber who pleasured himself out in the woods, turned out to be a bust and an embarrassing ordeal for the city.