Pop Goes the Weasel
In Pop Goes the Weasel Alex Cross, a homicide detective, is working off the books on several unsolved murder cases in the Southeast DC area. He is trying to find the connection between over a hundred murder cases but is getting no help from the Washington precinct. He's started to but heads with the director which is causing a lot of external conflict. He also has a love interest that isn't willing to commit to marriage with the fear that he will be killed on the job. This causes him a lot of internal conflict and he has to decide whether to give up the job he loves or the woman he loves.