Lester Tibbett has to leave his farm in Southern Alberta for the big city. It means starting over in an unfamiliar environment - a heavy burden for the guardian of a teenage sister full of angst. The apartment complex to which they relocate is a far cry from their spacious farmhouse and offers little anonymity for a man used to doing things his own way.
In book 1, Richard gets mixed up with Mistress Simone, whose life is being threatened. Richard finds himself in the unfamiliar territory of being a white knight while he tries to discover who is intent on killing her.
In book 2, an ex-girlfriend of Richard's goes missing, and he's coerced by his best friend Jane - a cop and the current partner of the missing woman - to find her. Along the way he discovers a secret life she's been leading and dark corners of society she's been probing. Richard's efforts lead to various attempts on his life, as he works on finding both the missing woman and his would-be killers.