A syndicated newspaper astrology columnist has been kidnapped and was reported to have been left in a room with a time bomb, but since her husband has smashed in the kidnappers head with a vase, McCloud has to race time to find the victim.
A football player from Ohio has come to New York to get the $10,000 he is owed by a mobster he had done a job for, so he can afford the operation he desperately needs.
The girlfriend of a business magnate is threatened by his partners to find his whereabouts, after he makes contact with her despite the belief that he had died in bombing earlier. The man had been hiding from them earlier and now his partners will do anything to get full control of the business.
A retired hit man and a tip from an informant gives McCloud a chance to find a famous hitman who is known to leave behind no evidence and save the life of his intended hit of a businessman.
A well established funeral director is running a drug ring through his business by shipping the drugs in caskets to South America.
A former student of a violin teacher is accused of his murder, a man who's twin brother was once a mob member and needs to be rubbed out before he informs the police of their former crimes.
A policeman is killed by a grenade, forcing McCloud into an investigation which uncovers a blackmail plot being used by a Broadway producer, to further his daughter's career in the business.