Every Wickedness describes the efforts of Kristin Ginelli, an untenured professor at a Chicago university, to discover why a young woman died from a fall on a hospital construction site. Professor Ginelli is a former Chicago cop and she suspects that the woman's death was not an accident. Her refusal to quit looking into the woman's death makes a lot of people angry, including the murderer. The more academic administrators and police officials try to get her to stop investigating, the more Kristin is determined to expose the interlocking forces of wickedness in our society that can conspire to lure young people into danger and that can sometimes even get them killed. The purveyors of wickedness are very dangerous, and they will threaten those who try to expose them, including Kristin.