A detective in love with his client tracks her psychotic brother but can't protect her from him.
Jerome is a rat-faced little guy with greasy hair combed over his baldnesscrude, crass and crooked. On a divorce case he gets so involved in spying on a couple in bed he comes in his pants before he realizes she's being strangled. Life sucks, what can you do? But he knows his way around in the pipes and you don't want to let him get behind you.
Into his cat-piss office walks Elaineclass stuff, scared but braving it out. Her schizophrenic brother (no self, no body, all mindhis every move a pattern he's memorized) is missing and she doesn't want the police to put him away where they shuffle down halls with their mouths hanging open and condoms tied to their ankles so they don't piss their pee-jays...