It's the recession and things aren't going well for Erika Mudrose, who is a struggling forty-something private investigator in the fictitious Chatlyn County in Northern California. She's operating out of her condo because she's been forced to shut down her office. She's also supporting her unemployed boyfriend, who has been laid off from his Silicon Valley high tech job. On top of this, Erika is being harassed by a former client, who wants her money back. Things look bleak until Erika is hired by Liz Pullroy, who wants Erika to track down the murderer of her husband Calvin Norwic, who is known as the eviction man. Each year, Calvin evicts hundreds of tenants. As a result, he has lots of enemies. On top of this, Calvin has a mistress who wanted him to leave Liz. It doesn't help that Liz is extremely jealous and had a motive to kill Calvin. As a result, Erika isn't convinced that Liz is innocent. Yet, with lots of suspects, there's the possibility that Calvin's mistress or one of his enemies killed him. Hopefully, Erika will uncover evidence that someone other than Liz killed Calvin. And if she doesn't, Liz must be the murderer.