Philip is approached in his office by a wealthy client who has been having trouble with his son, and an undesireable woman. The previous detective who was hired has turned up missing. Philip’s first job is finding the detective, and he does. The guy is alone in his office with a few bullet holes in him. With the serious tone set for the case, Philip bribes his way through to see the woman in question.
Taking a different direction than his clients wishes, he offers to buy the woman off from the marriage into the family. Grover, the son, manages to jump Philip, who wakes from his bump on the head only to encounter another goon who is clearly a hitman. The thug sends a message to lay off of Grover.
The client, Mr Jeter, gets a report of the happenings thus far. Outside Jeter’s mansion, there’s another showdown with the hitman, and a body is left in the drive.
As Philip plods along in his investigation, he turns up a gambling debt, blackmail, and a dead Grover. In Jeter’s house, Philip has all the facts he needs as he lays them all out to confront the real killer. In the heat of the emotion packed moments, all the truths emerge as the case wraps up.