Haldering & Co., a team of private investigators, goes into a tailspin when Ed Griffon, one of their own, dies at the Union Square subway station, crushed under the wheels of an oncoming train. Timothy Cone, one of the Haldering PIs, believes that Griffon was trailing a target when he plunged to his death. While Cone doesn’t fit in with his company’s Wall Street image—he’s shy, a sloppy dresser, and lives in a decrepit loft—he’s a dogged detective. Cone expects the worst of most people. The exception is Samantha Whatley, his tough-talking office manager and secret lover. Samantha helps him sift through the evidence, and Cone is suddenly up to his neck in bribery, corruption, drugs, and murder. Even though Cone didn’t know Griffon well, his strict sense of justice will lead him to risk his life to find his colleague’s killer.