When a powerful CEO and his wife are shot to death in a deserted parking lot, the police investigate the husband's enemies. But Monk thinks it's all about the wife and the affair she was having with a handsome young ballplayer.
The world's oldest man dies the day before his birthday, and everyone but Stottlemeyer's wife, Karen, thinks it's just the result of old age. Karen enlists Monk's help to figure out what really happened.
A down-on-her-luck waitress meets jewelry store clerk, Gus, but complications ensue because of his memory problems. A brain aneurysm three years earlier gives Gus a blank slate the second his alarm wakes him each day.
Hannah Higgins--a smart, driven Harvard-educated professor--attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate for Congress and inadvertently learns something of Elliot's side of life.
When Leah's husband Benjamin dies suddenly, Benjamin's brother Jake is stunned to learn he is expected to marry Leah to carry on the name. Jake suggests to Leah that they get married and maintain a secretly platonic relationship.
When Cara finds her life spinning out of control, she returns to the scenic Lowcountry to visit her mother. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house.
Natalie and Nick have no luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.