Sam’s latest case is confusing, not only for Effie, but possibly even to him. Armando and his daughter have a difficult job that will require all of Sam’s attentions for the next 24 hours. The Rios family doesn’t have a lot, but they have his fee. Armando speaks no English, a matter that complicates things for a bodyguard. But the gun shot through the window speaks the language Sam understands. Is revenge the motive?
Doing his best to keep his client safe, Sam hits the streets, and heads to the captain of a ship where Armando works. Is Armando a lazy drunk? Is he out chasing women? Sam discovers he is involved in growing the red amapola, or the poppy plant. Is Armando involved in drug trafficking? Things come to a boil when that gunman with the silenced .45 automatic gets Sam on the business end of the weapon.
The body count rises, and Sam’s client seems to have an open and shut case against him. Is Armando now on a killing spree of revenge? A curious clue clinches the case for Sam, and while the cops deal with the alleged killer, our hard boiled detective confronts the cutie behind the smuggling operation. . How did he figure it out? How did this mystery unravel? Stay tuned to the full report, as dictated to his secretary, Effie Perine.