A successful burglar, Junior Bender is scared straight by a crooked cop, becoming a private investigator in L.A. instead. He's still not a model citizen, however, and in this series, Bender continues to land in dangerous, often comic quandaries that put his abilities and his moral compass to the test.
Coming off a lucrative heist, Junior Bender is blackmailed into taking on a new freelance job: a crime boss is producing a porn movie that someone keeps sabotaging, and Bender needs to figure out who's responsible and keep the movie on track. In his debut, Bender discovers that the actress lined up to star in the film, Thistle Downing, is an ex-child star who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. This movie would be scandalous fodder for tabloids around the country. Bender knows what he should do—get Thistle out and find her some help—but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of some scary people.