Hunter and Molenski are hounded by an unscrupulous newspaper reporter while investigating a popular community watch captain who chased down and severely beat an innocent African American teen.
Hunter and McCall hunt for the person who shot and killed a motorcycle cop with an armor-piercing bullet like the one that was used to kill McCall's husband.
A proposed ballot initiative raises the issue of illegal gambling. Lou is forced to fire the paper's business reporter when he violates conflict-of-interest rules in an attempt to pay off his gambling debts. Mrs. Pynchon considers dropping sports lines and other features in the paper that provide information used in illegal betting.moreless