Ex-con Tony Polk is given a job playing a TV pirate giving gifts to selected viewers. He arrives at an address where an angry woman answers wanting her money. He fights to leave and an eye witness identifies him as her killer.
Perry is Burger's primary witness against his client, Holly Andrews, as he ran into her as she left the scene of the crime. Her ex-husband is out to destroy her friends and take their child from her plus the murder was heard on the radio.
Miriam Fielding is charged with poisoning her husband when he is killed in a plane he was piloting. They had a rocky marriage and she suspects him of stealing money from his company. Perry suspects the murder may not be what it appears.
Jim Harrell is an aspiring pro at a golf club who must contend with the current pro, Chick Farley, who was kicked off the professional circuit for his behavior. Chick is killed with Jim's club after threatening Jim with blackmail.
A cop discovers that an art dealer is selling the stolen painting Sausalito Sunrise. When the cop is found dead in the gallery, Perry defends the dealer and an employee. Paul poses as a truck driver to uncover the real fencing operation.
Cynthia Perkins' musician boyfriend, Donald Hobart, is charged with killing his sponsor in a small town. Perry and Paul, there on other business, decide to investigate. Based on their findings he is freed and Cynthia is charged instead.
Lennie Beale is a teenager in a car stripping gang who is caught after Perry's car is stripped. Perry sees something good in Lennie, giving him a second chance. When a ringleader of the gang is stabbed to death, Lennie is charged.
Perry is hired to help foster the career of singer Sandy Chester. The man hiring Perry wants his name kept secret. Perry contacts Clete Hawley to do the job but Clete's actions cause him to regret it. Sandy is charged when Clete is killed.
Perry takes a client with questionable jewelry to another client in the building to have the jewelry appraised. Shortly thereafter, Gerard Van Ness a partner in the jewelry business, is found with a dead body in the trunk of his car.
Ethel Andrews thinks she is about to be married but finds herself accused of stealing $50,000 from her company. On the run, she changes identities with another woman, who dies in an accident. When Ethel's fiancé is killed, she is charged.
Allan Winford is a small time oil operator working for oil tycoon Jerome Klee, whose only goal is money. When Klee decides to delay for 10 years the production of an oil field Winford discovered, he is murdered. Winford is charged.
Perry loses a patent case for Barbara Kramer, whose father had died. A missing letter would prove her case but the other side used a sailor who looks like Perry to implicate him in bribery. When the winner is killed, Barbara is charged.
Ex-boxer Dennis 'Duke' Maronek tries to protect his girlfriend and thinks he accidentally killed a man. He tells Perry, his lawyer, but refuses to go to the police. When another man is arrested for the murder, Perry is caught in a bind.
General Roger Brandon has been asked by a group to head an anti-corruption committee by the governor to fight George Emory. However, compromising pictures arrive showing Brandon's wife. Brandon visits Emory who is then found killed.
After an incident at a party, Greg Stanley goes outside to drive a drunken Danny Shine home. When they arrive at Shine's home, Stanley is arrested for shooting Shine, who is dead. The case is difficult to solve due to a baby's kidnapping.
Barry Conrad has become a major star with an oversized ego. At the last moment, he tells his producer, Jackson Sidemark, that he won't be signing a new contract. Conrad, then Sidemark, are killed giving Perry two clients back to back.