• Dismas Hardy, a 38-year-old bartender, returns to San Francisco from a two-week vacation in Baja.
• Dismas had once been a father, husband, police officer, and attorney.
• Dismas goes to a Giants game at Candlestick Park where a drunk man falls over a railing to his death.
• Homicide detective, Abe Glitsky, responds to the call at the ballpark where he runs into Dismas, his former police partner.
• Glitsky checks in with Carl Griffin, an officer with whom he is in contention for a promotion, and learns that another call has come in about dead body.
• Dismas hears the name of Eddie Cochran as the dead man and travels to the scene with Abe and identifies the deceased who is the brother-in-law of his boss and friend, Moses.
• They discover that the gun found at Eddie's side was fired twice.
• Dismas and Abe discuss the possible suicide...
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