Assigned to Homacide detail, a nightwatchman has been killed, and it’s up to Joe Friday to bring down the criminal. On the scene, Joe is joined by partner, Frank Smith to see what clues might be gathered. Did the man have any enemies? Trouble with a coworker?
Moving on to the man’s apartment, more information is discovered about the quiet man. Has there been a falling out among friends? Joe gets the crime lab involved to examine evidence found at the scene. How does an apparent excess in alcohol and women play into the picture?
There’s plenty of clues for Joe to track down, and he does his best to find answers to all those questions. One common thread to the mystery is a woman with bright red hair. Friday interrogates the woman to see how things are connected. The story comes out, and the hard evidence Joe needs is soon forthcoming.