Stanley Hastings, the New York private detective, is back in the swing of things. But playing it safe and toning down his investigations doesn't work for him because he is a magnet for trouble. Stanley needs to help an apparently innocent housewife/call girl get out of a prostitution ring and retrieve a compromising video of her held by her pimp. Unfortunately, Stanley walks into the pimp's apartment while a slaughter is in progress. To make matters worse, Stanley himself is the number-one suspect.