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.
Much as he wants to be completely legit, Junior Bender is becoming known as a competent private investigator for crooks, and in this sequel to Crashed, he is being bullied into proving music industry mogul Vinnie DiGaudio is innocent of the murder of a tabloid journalist he'd threatened to kill a couple times. It doesn't help that the dead journalist's widow is one pretty lady, and she's trying to get Bender to mix pleasure with business. Just as the investigation is spiraling out of control, Bender's landlady begs him to solve the disappearance of her daughter, who got involved with a very questionable character. Worse yet, Bender's ex-wife and his 13-year-old daughter show up, and both have new boyfriends.