Online is where it's at in the detective business. That's what Rick Stone, owner of the Online Detective Agency believes. After all where better to check someone out than on the biggest information source in the world. And there are plenty of companies who want people checked out. It's something Rick and his two beautiful assistants, Megan Richards and Katelina Van Hacker are rather good at it. Of course, there are the other cases. The ones that are off line so to speak, the ones that are darker and sometimes turn nasty. Where the computer has to give way to the up close and personal. Like the one Rick gets involved in here. A missing persons case, with an amorous client, leads Rick into a maze of double dealing, blackmail and a murder or three. There's trouble of another sort too. But more than a little of that comes from Rick's complicated love life and the machinations of Megan and Katelina. Our hero gets there in the end with some help from the ladies, but the end isn't quite as he'd planned it.