Distraught over the apparent gangstyle killing of his pal Joey, Dave Toma joins forces with a newsman to find out who actually killed their mutual friend. Joel Horowitz is a sentimental, small-time bookie known on the streets as "Joey the Weep." He is moved to tears when Dave tells him about the drug deaths caused by syndicate heads dealing in dope. Shortly afterward, Joey is murdered and Toma allows a newspaperman named Windy to work on the investigation with him. As Toma gets deeper into, the case, he grows increasingly suspicious of Windy's motives, especially when he learns that Windy is in trouble at home and at work.