While his wife is away presiding over the birth of their first grandchild, Jack Jablonski, retired since Jablonski of LA. (1991) from the FBI into private practice, juggles two cases--trying to figure out which deranged fan of hot newscaster Mikki O'Reilly disfigured and blinded her in an acid attack, and also seeing whether he can persuade high-school teacher Mary Montgomery to get away from her abusive husband before he kills her (an unofficial case that Jablonski will break with the help of neighboring psychic Marla May Willowbrook)--while fending off the pipe-dream advances of Sgt. Nancy Baxter, the officer in charge of the O'Reilly case. Jablonski is one ordinary guy, and these cases are ordinary too, right down to the revelation that the deranged fan, a hash-slinger named Clem Barron, isn't the assailant after all. A mild dose of suspense and mystery with no killings and no loss of marital chastity--even more innocuous than prime-time TV.