It was just a liesurly stroll through Golden Gate Park on a beautiful San Francisco Sunday when fate takes hold of Janus. A man walking in front of him is murdered, shot with a high powered sniper rifle. Confusion follows when the victim's twin brother shows up and asks Janus to take on the job of finding out who killed his brother Benjamin, or "Benji". Unfortunately for Janus the investigation takes him to Hollywood or LaLa Land as he calls it. He is required to enter the dog eat dog world of show business and mingles with talent executives, actors and the hangers on who surround them. As the investigation proceeds other murders begin stacking up and Janus is hard pressed to find a connection for any of them. The murderer or murderers use strange teqniques to carry out their acts causing even more confusion. As the investigation proceeds Janus is mugged and clubbed and suffers two concussions. He returns to San Francisco in search of a mystery woman who was connected to Benji. He locates her and is directed to a small time gangster who has promised to put her in the movies...porno movies. Janus returns to Hollywood and in a strange twist Benji's killer knocks on Janus' hotel door in the middle of the night. Alden Rossi tases Janus and for whatever reason confesses to all the murders and explains in great detail why they were necessary. It is a bizarre confessional from Rossi and his demeanor and gentle explanations have Janus completely riveted to his explanations. Janus knows he will be Rossi's next victim unless he makes a move and at his first opportunity starts a hand to hand battle in the darkened hotel room. Rossi has a knife, Janus is without a weapon but they struggle and Janus decides a table lamp is his weapon of choice. As they battle Rossi's knive hand gets tangled up in the lamp and Janus is able to end the struggle by strangling Rossi with the lamp cord. The case is closed and Janus is happy to leave LaLa Land but feels the pain for all the saps trapped in the scramble of the Los Angeles basin.