A famous race car driver and his car are fished out of the ocean after he drove into the drink while driving recklessly. The cause of death, however, was a bullet to the head. Dan investigates the murder and discovers an insidious plot where a retarded man was tricked into committing the crime.
The spoiled brat of a daughter of a famous newspaper columnist is found dead on the beach. Dan's investigation is complicated by the columnist, who uses his forum to virtually convict the girl's hippie boyfriend.
One murder leads to more killing...Dan's initial investigation is the rape and murder of a young, recently divorced socialite, but as he looks into the case, a mysterious sniper is picking off the suspects, all young men she was last seen with. Dan must now not only search for the sniper, but whomever it was that tipped him off.
Retired Judge Anderson lives with his daughter and son-in-law. The judge, who may be suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease, is increasingly paranoid and tormented. One day, the daughter asks the son-in-law to take the judge for a drive. Both agree. As the son-in-law drives through open country with the judge in the back seat, they notice a car behind them getting ready to pass. The son-in-law slows down. As the car comes alongside, the judge suddenly whips out a revolver and fires three times point-blank through the window. The other car careens wildly into a...
After a young waitress is brutally raped and killed in a city park, Dan orders a round-up of all known sex offenders in the area. When a second body is found nearby, that of a young housewife who apparently died in a car accident, he wonders whether the waitress saw something she shouldn't have seen.
The political arena forms the background for Dan's investigation into the brutal murder of a young campaign worker. Among the suspects are the candidate, his son, a reporter and a couple of the candidate's aides.
Dan catches up to a radical wanted for killing a cop, but the man is killed by a sniper before Dan can make the arrest. The question is, was it someone else in his radical group who fired the fatal shot, or was it the millionaire husband of the dead man's lover, or could it have been someone totally unexpected?
A surgeon receives a gift of a bottle of whiskey, which he doesn't need, so he passes it on to a couple of nearby winos, who die from drinking the poisoned spirits inside the bottle. The question is, who is out to kill the surgeon, and Dan gets no help from the uncooperative doctor.
A sniper fires upon Chief Untermeyer and a friend of his whom he'd been visiting, wounding him and killing her. Dan is led to a couple of suspects, an embezzling employee of her company, who is quickly dismissed as a suspect; her grandson, whose only concern seems to be inheriting the old lady's money; and her mysterious boarder, who harbors a deadly secret that he may be willing to kill to keep quiet.