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Matlock manages to figure out what's going on, but his competition ices him out of the final round...or so it seems.
When assistant D.A. Howard Wright is murdered in his workshop, the attorney general approaches Matlock and asks him to take on the assignment of special prosecutor. With Michelle and Conrad's help, Matlock begins to investigate Wright's past, and realizes the man was spending money that he could not have earned legitimately. In investigating names that Wright had left behind, Matlock finds himself embroiled in a lawsuit involving Maxwell Toys.moreless
Matlock sends Conrad to Chicago to collect the evidence that will prove his client is innocent.
When a gambler is accused of killing his bookie, Matlock agrees to take the case, believing that someone from the bookie's past is the guilty party.
Matlock has to defend himself against a charge of murder when a judge who issued a contempt citation against him is found dead.