Begin with a murdered parking officer, the alleged victim of a lunatic towed one too many times. Add a bizarre client with a pile of cash who knows more than he’s willing to admit. Throw in a fanatical tabloid journalist on the scent of an epic scandal. Blend in handfuls of apathetic cops, greedy politicians, corporate corruption, Russian mafia, conveniently dead witnesses, and then top it off with the victim’s lovely niece. Mix thoroughly to create a perplexing murder case for Chicago private eye Jules Landau.