Eddie Dancer returns for another escapade in this hard-edged and witty mystery. When Paul Menziesan out of shape, middle-aged, advertising executiveis fired, he cannot imagine anything making his day worse. However, when he walks into an argument at an ATM machine that turns abusive, he ends up with massive injuries, a hospital bill, assault charges, and a $50,000 lawsuit. About to reach a settlement, Paul is instead lured into a winner-takes-all fight with the brawler who put him in the hospital. Paul's wife hires tough-talking, private detective Eddie Dancer to prevent the fight, but he realizes that stopping what the media have termed "the mismatched fight of the year" is even beyond him.