In 1938 San Francisco, Private Eye Sean O'Farrell has his hands full. For clients, he has a good looking lady Doctor with a cheating husband, or does she? The Lord of Chinatown has a minor family problem that needs looking into, minor, just how minor? His life quickly becomes a cable car ride that is out of control. One false move could be curtains, a quick trip to hell, but if he's lucky he may only end up as a member of The Halfway to Hell Club.