Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the disappearance of Laura Madsen, a successful editor at a book publishing firm. Her car is found parked near a bridge with her shoes and other effects on the front seat. Her body is eventually found in the river and the medical examiner concludes that she was dead before she hit the water. The police initially suspect her ex-husband, Victor Connor, who of course denies having anything to do with her death. He has an alibi for the time she disappeared however. When they learn that her new husband Steve Martell is something of a philanderer he becomes their new prime suspect. Laura's 17 year-old daughter Maggie gives her stepfather an alibi and tells the police they were having an affair. He denies having the affair with his stepdaughter and determining just which of the two is telling the truth is is ADA McCoy's major challenge.
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Mrs. Conner's doctor says that she accidentally took 24 mg of hydromorphone (Dilaudid) once, that she was taking the standard therapeutic dose and then forgot she had taken a dose already and took the second pill. Which means her prescribed dose was 12 mg, which is quite a bit higher than the standard dose that would be given to someone with no tolerance to opioids, unlike Mrs. Conner who appeared to be a long time user which explains why she was taking such a large amount but it certainly isn't a "standard therapeutic dose". Hydromorphone is about four times more potent than morphine, the usual oral dose is 2-4 mg every four to six hours, 24 mg would actually be a dangerous dose for someone with no opioid tolerance to take all at once, it probably wouldn't be fatal to most people but it would certainly cause respiratory issues and severe disorientation and sedation. See more
[speaking of a possible suicide
The East River? I'd ratrher swallow my gun.