A mobster writes a book and in it he says some things about some people that are not nice. And among them is Hardcastle, who wants to get him. And his former associates are not pleased with it too and when they bring him to them and threaten him, he counters by saying he has records of everything they have done, so he tells them to back off. After he leaves, they meet with a fixer whom they've hired to get the records he has and kill him. While trying to get the records to a safe location, Hardcastle runs into him, literally, so Hardcastle wants to see what he has in his car but first a judge has to approve the search. While waiting, the fixer grabs the man's son and threatens him unless he gives the records. So he turns to Hardcastle for help.