YOU NEVER HAD MONEY TROUBLE LIKE THIS
When unemployed crime reporter Harry Truman gets a note from a local mission thanking him for his generous contribution–to the tune of a half million dollars–he’s reasonably certain he had nothing to do with it.
Internal Revenue Service agent Marion Russell wants nothing more than to make a name for himself with his employers. (Well, and to spend more time with his show dog.) Agent Russell is certain that Truman has some undeclared source of income–and will go to any bizarre lengths to prove it.
Meanwhile, record label owner Buddy Powell has found that his latest marketing scheme–stage a fake kidnapping of country music sensation Darla Lovell–isn’t working out as planned. His fixit men, Sherman Clayton and “Bull” Ron Taylor, have bungled the job, and now the fake-kidnapping has turned into the real thing. But what happened to the money?
FBI Special Agents Murphy and Reed are heading an investigation into the kidnapping. The demands were met, the money was dropped–but the girl is still missing. And Murphy is certain that Truman must have something to do with it.
All these oddballs collide in a tale of poor planning, miscommunication, and greed. Now, Truman has got to figure out who stuck him with this halo if he doesn’t want to get fitted with prison stripes–or a harp and wings…