Friday and Smith are faced with a lack of clues, except for a matchbook when trying to track down some brutal thieves.
Friday and Smith have considerable physical evidence but very few genuine leads to help them solve the mysterious beating death of a well-liked young woman.
Friday and Smith are assigned to investigate the strangulation of an unidentified woman in a hotel room. With no leads and no clues, and no idea of who she is, they must start from scratch to find her killer.
An elderly widower is missing, so Friday and Smith retrace his actions before his disappearance. Things point to a long vacation until the story of Mrs. Banner, who rented the man’s house, doesn’t add up.
A man is pulled from his car, beaten and robbed. The criminal apparently makes his escape in the man’s car. Friday and Smith have to find him.
Friday leads a team in a raid on the house of a very dangerous armed robber, which results in a bloody shootout.
Gordon Miller, a young pianist, is found near an abandoned freight car holding the dead body of a woman in his arms. He claims he has killed her. Called to interrogate him, Friday and Smith remain skeptical.
A lady reports an abandoned baby at a bus depot. Officers Friday and Smith investigate, and realize her story doesn’t quite hold water.
Friday and Jacobs look for an elderly woman who has been passing bad checks just three different months a year for nearly 10 years.