The nice mild man named Edward Tollman had a problem. His lovely wife was missing, and he wanted her back-fast. So he went to a fellow whose specialty was solving problems like that-a very private detective called Barney Burgess. Burgess' methods were not pleasant-but they got results. Burgess was used to sordid scenes and secrets. But after four quick corpses, a wild ride to Mexico, and a blonde sex bomb who threatened to blow the case wide open at the first wrong move, Barney began to wonder how such a nice guy got him into something so nasty.