In this very loose adaptation of Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, "holistic detective" Dirk Gently takes on the case of a missing cat. He soon discovers that the interconnectedness of the universe ties the missing cat to a missing CEO, a single rose petal, a warehouse full of explosives, an unknown and unsolved murder, and an old friend from his university days.moreless
Dirk accepts a job with his college professor, who needs a holistic security consultant. The partners are hired to protect the professor's high-tech humanoid robot, but when it's stolen and a man is murdered, Dirk and Richard are wanted as the prime suspects.
A millionaire software programmer hires Dirk to determine why the Pentagon wants to kill him. Dirk dismisses the man as a conspiracy theorist until the client turns up dead and a valuable piece of software turns up missing. All Dirk has to do now is figure out how the murder connects to his new client, a woman who hires Gently to investigate her husband's suspected affair.moreless
When someone starts murdering his old clients, Dirk tries to leave the country rather than talk to the police. However, he can't resist taking the case of a woman who wants Dirk to find the stalker that is harassing her... who is Dirk himself.