Penny-wise Investigations, a discount detective agency located in a mall, is hired to find out who is stealing a local candidate’s political signs. When their two investigators, Cameron Chandler and Yuri Webster, discover a body next to a pile of stolen signs, what began as a prank becomes a murder investigation.
The campaign for the U.S. Congressional seat was referred to in the press as “Mr. Smith goes to Washington versus the carpetbagger.” The local candidate gets all of the endorsements, but he can’t compete with the unlimited resources of his opponent. Funded by an east coast family in the oil business, the out-of-state candidate takes the state by storm, marrying the daughter of a local prestigious family and flooding the airwaves with negative ads.
Cameron and Yuri soon find themselves targets in a battle between the local candidate, big oil interests and anti-big oil activists. There is no doubt that Campaigning Can Be Deadly.