Sidney Teal appears to have it all: his own software company, billions of dollars, a beautiful wife, and a beautiful home. But all is not as it seems. One night, Sidney drives to a movie theater and waits in the shadows. A couple emerges from the theater, and when they pass, Sidney leaps out with a knife, snarling Give me your wallet! Don't be a hero! But Teal picked the wrong couple to mug: the man, Archie Modine, suddenly pulls a gun and shoots the billionaire dead. Due to the high-profile nature of the Teal case, Stottlemeyer wants to bring Monk in to help investigate. Right away, Monk has issues with the crime scene.