In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, the rich and the powerful make the rules. They own the town, and they desperately try to keep their dirty little secrets just that . . . secret. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town's toughest mysteries. During the day, Veronica studies hard, but by night, she helps her father Keith with his private investigator business, sneaking through back alleys and scoping out no-tell motels with a telescopic-lens camera in an attempt to uncover the California beach town's darkest secrets.