Former classics professor Bertrand McAbee, now a P.I. in Iowa, has been fated to handle difficult cases. A tortuously written note requesting his presence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been delivered. And from there A Went Over Case ignites.
Ostensibly, Francis McNulty was born on third base - wealth and brains in abundance. But startlingly in 1984 he channels the renowned Medieval Saint Francis of Assisi by renouncing the material world in favor of a life of extreme poverty and religious devotion. Mysteriously he disappears in 1987 and is never heard from again, presumed dead by almost everyone.
Now his repentant and mega-rich brother, dying from ALS, pleads with McAbee to come at the matter with fresh eyes. A simple case of disappearance? Or does something sinister and vicious lie underneath this event from all those years back?
The story of a man who 'went over' to Francis of Assisi will test McAbee's skills as problems around Francis McNulty become increasingly complex and ultimately quite dangerous. The ACJ Agency operatives - Augusta Satin, Barry Fisk, Pat Trump, and Jack Scholz will all be needed to assist McAbee in his efforts to clear up this case.