The chronicle takes place in the Pacific Northwest with an investigative firm based in Seattle.
Roughly 600,000 people live here, between the salt water of Puget Sound and fresh water Lake Washington. Known as Emerald City, Queen City, Jet City, the 206, and Rain City.
- North Seattle (north of the canal)
- Central Seattle (south of the canal and north of Route 90)
- South Seattle (south of Route 90)
- West Seattle (west of Duwamish Waterway)
A collection of suburban communities on the far side of Lake Washington.
A major container shipping port for the United States.