Self-admonishingly, Carl takes the largely unbeaten path toward determining what and/or whom the suicide victims shared in-common. This path leads Carl through the “Throne rooms” of public and private Downtown power. Along the path, Carl briefly becomes a murder suspect when a longtime flame is found brutally slashed to death in her offices. Later, the murderer begins to stalk Carl. All the while, Carl must rely upon his own set of friends, Downtown, to survive.