Jordan Anderson, a trucking company owner, may make a $500,000 insurance claim for thirty-two missing "pigs", better known as truck trailers, each worth $15,000, unless they can be located, a case Duke has assigned to Mike. Anderson, who is in somewhat ill health with a serious heart condition, is trying not to let that slow him down. For some reason, Mike is disliked by Anderson's much younger artist wife, Kim Anderson, which bothers him. Someone who seems to figure prominently in the case is Ward Blakeman, Anderson's financial controller, who is supposed to be taking the day off, but who could otherwise be missing as a victim if he stumbled upon the reason for the missing pigs. Mike's new best friend at the company is yard supervisor Max Jackowitz, who saved him from being accidentally run over in the yard, and who may be able to answer the questions of how the missing pigs could have made it out of the yard unnoticed, and where they could be transformed no longer to bear any ...