In his job as a top-level forensic scientist, Paul Connert combs through scenes of violent death that daily remind him of a guarded secret—a secret guilt over his fiancée's gruesome death from a drug overdose. Suddenly Paul's world is rocked by the beautiful Vika Koslava who reminds him of his lost fiancée. Vika is a Russian model recently arrived in the US with her sister for an erotic photo shoot. But the photo shoot goes bad, and Vika's sister goes missing. As the twisty plot unfolds, Paul and Vika join forces to find her, hatching a risky plan to stop a deadly sex trafficking ring before Vika meets the same fate as her sister. The Criminalist is a thriller about forensic science at its best—it’s all about tight teamwork, but can everyone on Paul’s Crime Lab Team be trusted?