Andrew Holland is a film director and writer. He is accused of murdering an actress. He engages former LAPD detective Rudy Tafero to frame the lead investigator in the case, Harry Bosch in order to clear his name. The scheme is uncovered and Holland's conviction secured.
Holland's storyline in the series and his relationship with other characters is adapted from the character David Storey in the book A Darkness More Than Night. Storey is a film writer and director accused of murder and involved in a similar conspiracy to frame Bosch.