A look at the working lives of several New York area private detectives.
Vincent Parco helps a man find out if his wife is cheating on him with his business partner.
Joe Howard, president of Carney Detective Agency, which he named after his uncle, helps a small museum discover who among the staff has been stealing items from the museum.
Peter Castillo, bounty hunter, has the unenviable job of tracking a bail skip wanted for rape.
And finally, there is Barry Silver, who is helping a young man find his biological mother.
This was a pretty interesting book, written back in the 1980s but a bit dated because of that.
An interesting side note, one of the detectives in the book, Vincent Parco, was recently convicted (June 2019) of try to blackmail a witness in a child sex abuse case.
Review by Kirkus Reviews.