Danny Ryle is a political fixer on Long Island. From a parking ticket to a damaged romance, Danny is there to make things right. But then he is asked to solve an old murder. Danny first seeks help from his father—a retired hit man. There are suspects galore. From the Hamptons west, Danny travels across Long Island seeking clues, searching for the comforting taste of doughnuts, avoiding attempts on his life, looking for love, and all the while trying to solve a mystery the police never could. Danny has to deal with an ambitious politician who wants to run for President, the world of art, and a boss that makes his life miserable. Armed with his brains and the help of two associates, Danny struggles to survive in the rough and tumble world of 1982 life.