Jessica gets a letter from her old friend New York City police Det. Lt. James O'Malley who recounts his latest brush with dismissal. He investigates the death, an apparent suicide, of Gretchen Trent, wife of the very rich Roland Trent. O'Malley isn't at all convinced it's a suicide and his niece Frances Rawley, who he has just recruited to the detective squad, agrees. O'Malley is right of course but Trent uses the detective's reputation for ruffling feathers to sideline his investigation. O'Malley seemingly oversteps the mark when at a press conference he publicly accuses Trent of having killed his wife. It seems to be a career-ending move but O'Malley knows exactly what he's doing...and who the killer is. Written by
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Some may have wondered if the overbearing property billionaire "Roland Trent", played by Ron Leibman, is meant to remind us of Donald Trump. The assonance of the name and the fact that the character owns his own skyscraper may be clues. See more