Indianapolis private eye Albert Samson must prove the innocence of an unstable war veteran on the hook for murder
Martha Jerome chose struggling PI Albert Samson because he’s the cheapest detective in Indianapolis. She wants Samson to find evidence that will exonerate her son-in-law, Ralph Tomanek, who has been charged with manslaughter.
A troubled Vietnam veteran who’s been in and out of mental hospitals, Tomanek fired his shotgun and killed a man who may or may not have been reaching for his own weapon. Refusing to believe Tomanek is just a crazy vet with a bad case of PTSD, Samson goes to bat for him—and uncovers a nasty web of blackmail that could land the inquisitive detective on the wrong end of a gun.