Abel Gunther a small-time Haitian sugar-cane grower, blames the death of his wife on the spirit world. He has a more practical explanation for another of his worries - his cane fields have been leveled by fire.moreless
The gun used in a murder of a drug dealer is found in the possession of a teenager, and family friend Peter volunteers to help clear his name.
A young boy, Sepi Toreno, tells Gunn that he saw his father beaten up during the night. But when Gunn calls the police, Sepi disappears.
Wealthy sportsman Harley Bernard would like to know who murdered his stable manager. At first Gunn suspects Frank Rousseau, a gangster who once tried to get Wally to fix a race. The next suspect is a seven-foot giant who tries to strangle Gunn. After being rescued by Lt. Jacoby, Gunn visits TV exercise personality Jack LaLanne who identifies the tall man as the "Great Gorza."moreless
While coming home on the bus, Edward Hines fears that he may be the next victim after he witnesses a man in an apartment strangling a woman.
Paul Conlon, a school teacher, is grading papers at school when he hears a scream. He goes to investigate and finds a dead girl, is arrested for her murder, and hires Gunn to prove his innocence.moreless
Actor Frankie Burns is murdered on the set of a new movie. Gunn finds out that the crime was committed to cover up an old crime.
Cliffie, the blind newspaper vendor is afraid of Brenners, who was convicted and escaped after his sentence has been given. He hires Pete to protect him from Al Brenners and his sidekick Stringer.moreless
Willie Coronado is found dead in the dryer of a laundromat. He was one of the men involved in a daring bank robbery involving one million dollars. Louis hires Pete to find out who killed his partner and to cut a deal with the DA's office for his involvement.moreless