Because his dog, Lady, has been shot to death, Dr. Luke Riley sinks into depression. He wonders who could have had such a terrible grudge against him and visits his ex-wife, Nora, and his ex-girl friend Julie to confront them. Anyone could have hired a hopped-up punk to do the job.
Three days later, Helen, his estranged wife, (They live together but lead separate live) is shot to death in their Brooklyn Heights townhouse. At this point Inspector Harry Franks becomes involved the case. And Luke, who found her body, is the prime suspect.
A few weeks later Luke's ex-girlfriend, Julie, is wounded as she returns home late at night from her bartending job. Luke, who has just spoken to her at the bar, is again the prime suspect. Harry Franks thinks Riley has all the motives in the world. Will Luke be arrested?
Witness the fine work of the police and Riley, himself, to clear his name in this riveting thriller, what was the real motive? Will the Brooklyn Heights Murder Case be solved?