When a PI vanishes and leaves a body in his office, it's up to Jill Smith to pick up the pieces
Jill knows something's wrong with Herman Ott as soon as she sees him on the patio at the Claremont Hotel. A perpetually broke ex-hippie private investigator, Ott is known around town for owning a wardrobe of nothing but yellow second-hand clothes. Yet today he wears all black, and after asking Jill to meet him at Berkeley's most elegant hotel, he clams up and refuses to explain why he needsto see her. Apologizing, he asks her to call him an hour later. Jill obliges, but Ott never answers his phone.
And the next day, inside Ott's office, she finds a body. Jill doesn't know what kind of trouble Ott is in, but if she doesn't find him soon, his notorious yellow suit may be marred with a dash of blood red.