A black woman is arrested for murder when she is found in the dead man's apartment with a gun in her purse. When the police arrive, she was in the middle of searching the room. She confesses to the murder. Her employer, a well-to-do white woman, hires Harry (on Sergeant Roberts' recommendation) to find the real killer.
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Lt. K.C. Trench
Orwell, it occurs to me now that Sergeant Roberts seems to be moonlighting as your agent, the department's entitled to a percentage of your fee, if only to help pay for the coffee you drink.
[as Trench is talking, both Harry and he are walking down a corridor of the police department and without breaking stride Harry reaches over to a pay phone and hands Trench the change he finds in the coin return box