Edge of Darkness (2010)

Some secrets take us to the edge

Plot outline

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the murder of his activist daughter, he uncovers a corporate cover-up and government conspiracy that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the murder of his activist daughter, he uncovers a corporate cover-up and government conspiracy that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. - vsuperkuns

Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. - alfiehitchie

Thomas Craven, a single father, has been a Boston homicide detective for many years. His 24-year-old daughter Emma, his only child, is killed on the front steps of his home. At first it appears that Craven was the intended target. He soon uncovers evidence that leads him to think differently, and decides to pursue the information at all costs. He learns his daughter led a secret life that led to her murder. He quickly finds himself confronted with a shadowy world of corporate collusion with government-sanctioned murder. In the process he collides with a secret government operative, Darius Jedburgh, whose job is to clean up and hide any remaining evidence. Craven's singleness of purpose in finding answers about Emma's death becomes a transforming experience that changes his life. - briant-6

Widowed Boston Police Detective Thomas Craven thought he knew his only offspring, twenty-four year old Emma Craven, the two who had a seemingly loving, communicative father-daughter relationship. He begins to possibly doubt that belief when in Boston on vacation from her current base of nearby Northampton, Emma, displaying signs of a serious medical condition, tells her father that she should have told him "this" a long time ago implying it having to do with the reason for her vomiting, but she is never able to as she is soon after gunned down in cold blood outside the family home as they are on the way to the hospital emergency by an unknown perpetrator who is able to escape. With Tom's colleagues believing he was the intended target, Tom is officially on the case solely to provide his insight as to who might want to kill him. But without telling his colleagues, he instead follows leads pertaining specifically to Emma. He begins to believe that her death relates to something having to do with her work as an intern at Northmoor, an R&D company, her job which she never spoke of as she signed a confidentiality agreement with the company. One piece of the puzzle is the mysterious Englishman who shows up in Tom's backyard one evening, seemingly with a certain agenda before getting there, he deciding not to follow through with that agenda by the time he leaves. As Tom gets closer to figuring out the entire conspiracy, often working outside of the law, he knows that his life is in danger, but he hopes he can avenge Emma's death regardless of what happens to him. - Huggo

When Emma--the twentysomething activist daughter of the veteran Boston Police homicide detective, Tom Craven--is murdered at point-blank on his front porch, it is assumed that he was the real mark. Devastated, the pained father embarks on a desperate personal investigation to get to the bottom of this intricate case, only to unearth a sinister web of corruption and a deadly top-level conspiracy at work. Now, Tom will have to take matters into his own hands; however, can a single man stand up against an invisible and all-powerful enemy? - Nick Riganas