A man is found dead with a bullet hole in his chest, and private detective Brett Cornell is the #1 suspect.
It might have something to do with the fact that there were witnesses who had seen him punching the guy around only a few days earlier.
Or -- more likely -- it might be because the police have discovered that the fatal bullet had been fired from HIS gun!
In the second novel of this detective series set in the late 1980s, self-proclaimed unscrupulous bastard Brett Cornell has to figure out who's trying to set him up:
Could it be his lovely but meek new client?
Or perhaps her equally lovely but far from meek room-mate?
Or might it actually be the beautiful and dynamic aerobics instructor he's recently taken up with?
In the meantime, Brett's legendary Adonis-like features get severely damaged when he ends up catching the beating of his life -- emotionally as well as physically -- before he finally nails the identity of the real killer!