Albert Samson, ""humble and hardworking"" Indianapolis private eye, in a second appearance. This time he gumshoes at bargain prices for the hapless Ralph, a Viet vet, who as a security guard shot (mistakenly?) a shifty sleuth from out of town. Samson lounges through the victim's past -- which includes a blackmail racket and ties to the pair who had inaugurated a training program for unstable vets. Samson's in no hurry but there's a cheerful buzz in his beeline deductions.