While investigating the murder of a pretty young career girl, Friday and Gannon meet a little old man named Calvin Lampe who is more than a little interested in their investigation. In fact, he even is looked at as a suspect because of his attention to every detail in the case. However, the two detectives are in for a big shock when they find out that Mr. Lampe is a retired chief of detectives and that he is a good friend of their boss, Captain Hugh Brown. Lampe's know how and good old fashioned detective work are a big help as Joe and Bill try to solve a very ...
Friday and Gannon come up with the idea of using dogs to sniff out marijuana smugglers. They'll have to find a dog and demonstrate it works while enduring their colleagues' skepticism of the wild idea.
A woman invites Friday and Gannon to talk to her Woman's Club about battered children. They train the women to be on the lookout for children who might be abused, and how they can help by becoming foster parents.
Friday and Gannon go undercover at a hotel to find the location of an illegal gambling operation. Soon after spreading the word they're looking for some action they are driven to a late-night game in the Hollywood Hills. After the game the detectives give the location of the residence to their boss and a raid is set for the following night.
Friday and Gannon work in the fraud department. Payroll checks are stolen from a studio, as well as driver licenses and credit cards so the checks can be cashed. After they find a suspect, Friday & Gannon realize there is more to the case.
Friday and Gannon have less than two hours to find the dog that bit a little girl five days earlier. Normally, treatment consists of serum injections followed by vaccine inoculations, but in this case the girl is highly allergic to the anti-rabies serum and it could kill her.
Frank Barker, wants Joe to help him get a firearms license for the Fielder Militia. The LAPD knows that the militia's weapons are stolen from the Army, so they have Joe string Barker along until they can arrest him and grab the weapons.
Friday and Gannon are working day watch and must go to the hospital when a veteran police officer and his young partner are seriously wounded in a liquor store holdup where they deal with very different reactions of the wives.
An informant known as Black Ten turns Friday and Gannon onto a known burglar who is trying to sell an expensive ring that had been reported as stolen. They enlist the aid of a policewoman just out of the academy to help them undercover.
When a girl mysteriously disappears from school, Friday and Gannon try to find her and they find out that there are more questions than answers. One question is 'was she abducted by a man named Harper'.
Friday and Gannon are in the courtroom testifying in a case in which the probable cause for them to conduct a search of the suspect's car is in question. The probable cause is to be provided by a witness who is late arriving to court.
A man is eligible for parole from a Colorado prison. There's only one problem, there is an outstanding felony warrant on him in LA fourteen years ago. The Colorado authorities will not release him until they are informed on the disposition of the warrant. Friday and Gannon must re-investigate the case to see whether the case is prosecutable.
There have been a number of business burglaries the latest of which is a chemical supply firm. If properly combined, chemicals that were taken can be made into explosives such as TNT and gunpowder. One missing chemical will act as a catalyst in the explosives and Friday and Gannon must find the suspects before the thieves realize it.
An old Valdvillian finds 9 one thousand dollar bills on the street. He uses one to buy his friends drinks at a dive. The next morning a private detective claims that the money was lost by a big time gambler and pressures him to give it back. he does and discovers that the detective was a con man.