New York, 1946. Josh Harrison, a former soldier recipient of the prestigious purple heart, works as an investigator for a legal practice. As a matter of fact, he works mainly for James Rodger, his old unit commander. Between them, a father-son bond is created, based on respect and obligation. In the first volume of the series, Josh is put in charge of finding out who is blackmailing a real estate magnate. Roland Husler, a charming eighty-year-old businessman, is the victim of extorsion. His wife—the daughter an English diplomat, born in Hong Kong—has had a troubled past, and now someone’s trying to cash in on it. Josh meets the couple and discovers very quickly that their glamorous exterior hides some dark secrets.