April Miller is a friend of Jake's, and Lt. Quint has Axminster arrested in the middle of the night to question him about her apparent suicide. April had come to Jake earlier in the evening asking for his help. She'd had an accident on the road, and thought she had killed the woman in the other car. When Jake takes April back to the scene of the accident, they discover the car and the woman are now missing. Believing April has been murdered, Jake's investigation leads him to the door of the ex-governor and his estranged wife. Suspects abound, and an attempt is made on Jake's life.