When the manager of an elite local bath is stabbed to death, attorney Glen Oâ€™Banyon hires Dick Hardesty to check into it. The motive for the murder isnâ€™t hard to figureâ€”Comstock was a jerk of the first order. In fact, the list of people who might have wanted him dead might be larger than the clubâ€™s membership roster. Then, two obnoxious bar hoppers die in an apparent accident that turns out to be another murder, and when a third unpleasant individual meets an untimely demise, Dick begins to see a sinister pattern. All of the victims, prior to their deaths, had behaved badly in one of the local bars. Is someone on a mission to rid the world of people behaving badly?