A man's body is found in a dumpster with a ring on each finger and all his fingers and toes broken. As Detective Sgt Jack and Detective Constable Jo investigate, they find out that he was not a nice man and many people wanted him dead. He was a womanizer and a bully. I enjoy the Jack Creed stories. He is a hard working detective who doesn't always follow all the rules, but always gets the killer in the end. His character reminds me of the gritty police procedurals and the hard boiled PIs of the 30s and 40s. I grew up on those stories and still love them. Kudos to Mr Mitchell for bringing back some happy memories for me.