Task Force: Mariner is assigned to a Task Force led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to break a Mafia family importing drugs into the Toronto area. Despite their resources, the Task Force cannot collect enough evidence to make arrests. Is there an informer among the police? Does the Mafia use fear and intimidation to evade arrest? And what about violence? Has the Mafia become soft, or are they waiting for the best time to strike?
The Tent: The police chief suspects that young people, running a safe injection site out of a tent in a public park, are dealing drugs. Mariner is assigned to investigate. What he finds is anything but pretty. Scores of addicts are dying from drug overdoses, dealers are selling drugs at will and nothing seems to stop the mayhem. Maybe the real problem is the drug legislation and how it is enforced, but what can Mariner do about that?
Coming Home: Mariner is assigned to be the police liaison officer for the city's hostels and shelters, working out of the low income neighborhood where he grew up. This is a community of addicts, sex workers and the poor. It is a dangerous place. A serial killer is stalking street girls. The police are hated. Distrust abounds. They need cooperation to capture the killer before he strikes again but how can they do that when the force is led by officers who will not change? Perhaps the crisis of the serial killer presents an opportunity.