An old friend, the lead singer for a rock group called FIrestorm, gives Hammer a package to mind just before he goes on a fishing holiday. When she is electrocuted during rehearsal, his holiday is cut short as he investigates her death.
An old school friend comes to Hammer with an invitation to a retirement dinner for one of their old teachers. The friend, who works for a congressman, is found murdered, as is another alumni. Hammer sets to work to find out why.