Jack Zimmermann is a bestselling novelist/forensic anthropologist who works at the Smithsonian and helps the FBI. His partner is FBI agent Eric Bittle.
On Jack’s team at the Smithsonian are the artist/computer nerd Larissa Duan, entemologist/rich guy B. Shitty Knight, and their boss/coroner Justin Oluransi. They get profiling help from Adam Birkholtz, and assisting them is a rotation of Jack’s grad students, most notably Chris Chow, Derek Nurse and Will Poindexter.
Together they solve lots of murders, and Bitty still bakes a lot of pie.