In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, the rich and powerful make the rules. They own the town and the high school, and they desperately try to keep their dirty little secrets just that...secret. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars (series star KRISTEN BELL), a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town's toughest mysteries.Veronica actually used to be one of the popular girls, walking the halls of Neptune High with the rest of the "beautiful people." But it all came crumbling down around her after her best friend, Lilly, was murdered, and her then sheriff father, Keith (series star ENRICO COLANTONI), was removed from office for naming Lilly's billionaire father, Jake Kane (recurring guest star KYLE SECOR), as the lead suspect. After Jake was exonerated, the scandal cost Keith his job, his home and his wife, and Veronica was ostracized by her friends, including her boyfriend, Duncan (series star TEDDY DUNN), Lilly's brother.During the day, Veronica must still negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. Mentored by teacher Mallory Dent (series star SYDNEY TAMIIA POITIER) and joined by a fellow outcast, new sophomore Wallace Fennel (series star PERCY DAGGS III), she bravely maneuvers through her classes, wary of former in-crowd friends like Duncan and his best buddy, Logan Echolls (series star JASON DOHRING), and edgy outsiders like Eli "Weevil" Navarro (series star FRANCIS CAPRA) and his bike club boys.At night, Veronica helps with her father's struggling, new private investigator business, sneaking through back alleys and scoping out motels with a telescopic-lens camera--while studying her math book--in an attempt to uncover the California beach town's darkest secrets. Pushed to the edge of this multicultural, venomous little place, Veronica relentlessly continues to search for evidence that will clear her father's name and get her back into favor at school--but what she finds may tear the town of Neptune apart at the seams.After coming to Wallace's aid when he is duct taped to the school's flagpole, Veronica incurs the wrath of the perpetrator, Weevil. To get him and his gang to stop bothering her and Wallace, Veronica devises an intricate plan that helps some of Weevil's cronies avoid trouble with the law. Meanwhile, defying Keith, Veronica pursues Jake, suspecting him of adultery. But she also makes an unsettling discovery about her mother, who abandoned Veronica and Keith a year ago.