Ross is hired to catch a cardshark who is swindling members of an exclusive gambling club. He poses as a wealthy prospective member of the club to draw out the swindler, but gets more than he bargained for.
A homely young woman hires Ross to get back the $6000 he loaned to a younger man who promised to marry her, and then was murdered. Ross' investigation takes him into the world of lonely-hearts clubs, where he comes up against gangsters, tough cops and a killer.
Ross is looking for a car thief who jumped bail, and his search takes him to the thief's home town. There Ross finds that the residents--including the sheriff--are in no mood to cooperate with him, and in fact see the young man as somewhat of a hero.
Ross is hired to deliver an urn containing the ashes of a dead man to San Francsico. He's astonished to discover that killers are after him, and soon discovers that his assignment wasn't quite as innocuous as he thought it was.
A defense attorney hires Ross to find a missing witness in a murder trial. He finds him, but soon afterward the man is murdered, and the killers set out to silence Ross before he can bring the evidence he has discovered back to the trial.
A millionaire hires Ross to find his missing girlfriend. Ross finds her, but discovers that the girl isn't really missing--she ran away to escape her "boyfriend" and has no intention of going back to him.
Ross takes an assignment to investigate the death of a beautiful young girl's boyfriend. His investigation reveals that not only is the boyfriend not dead, but that he staged a huge insurance scam. Ross makes a deal with the insurance company to bring back the crook and the money, but it turns out to be more difficult than he thought.
Ross tries to save a small-time thief from being executed for a crime he didn't commit. He runs into a variety of problems, from a police lieutenant who doesn't think the man is worth saving to the thief's mother who doesn't trust Ross because he's white to the thief's girlfriend whose acting career is more important to her than her boyfriend's life.
A washed-up burlesque star decides to write her life story and gets a ghostwriter to help her. It's not long before someone tries to kill her, and she hires Ross to find out who and why. His job get complicated when he falls in love with the ghostwriter.
A Latino friend of Ross' from prison asks him to check on his impulsive young son. It seems that the boy has fallen in love with the girlfriend of his boss' son, and since she's white, the father is afraid it will lead to trouble.