It’s 1949, and Denver private investigator Dewey Webb isn’t thinking about murder. He’s pondering the stack of bills he can’t pay. Then, he runs into an old army acquaintance Roy Jefferson, who is well-dressed, flashing cash, and wanting Dewey’s help.
Dewey has his suspicions, however, Roy pays him substantially just to meet him later and hear his problem. Dewey agrees, but before they can talk, Roy dies, an apparent suicide. But is that really the case?
Since Dewey has taken Roy’s money, he feels honor-bound to look into Roy’s death. What Dewey discovers leads him to believe someone from Roy’s sordid past may have murdered him. And that same someone may now be after Dewey, as well.
As Dewey works to find a possible killer, he’s forced to question many things, including his own sense of honor.