Investigating allegations that a motorcycle being marketed to young people is unsafe, Rossi is offered proof by a whistle blower at the company, but Mrs. Pynchon refuses on principle to pay the $4000 he wants for the documents.
Checkbook journalism – payment for a new story- becomes an issue when a source wants money to document a dangerous motorbike scandal. Cold financial facts are also brought home to the staff when Hume takes a talented editor to task for padding his expense accounts.
Francie Fitzgerald, whom Lou thinks is an Irish colleague, turns out to be a gunrunner for the IRA. The reporters of the Tribune learn more about the "Troubles" and Art gets annoyed when people think his Irish ancestry makes him an expert on the matter.
A St. Patrick’s Day party at McKenna’s bar sets off a Trib inquiry into the funneling of money and weapons to the warring Irish by well meaning Americans. Lou finds a disturbing link between Maggie McKenna’s collection for Irish relief and the recent theft of valuable guns.
Lou has to decide how to handle a co-worker's drinking problem. Mrs. Pynchon gets courted by a group of prominent businessmen, who have a secret agenda.
A powerful businessmen’s group flatters Mrs. Pynchon into backing a controversial new airport. Mrs. Pynchon clashes with the Trib’s outspoken urban planning critic who says the airport project is a boondoggle. Meanwhile, Lou discovers his mistake in trying to shield the hard drinking financial editor from the consequences of his drinking.
After the theft of Mrs. Pynchon's dog Barney, the Tribune looks into the underreported problem of dogfighting. Rossi goes undercover to catch an interstate dogfighting ring.
The disappearance of Mrs. Pynchon’s beloved Yorkie, Barney, alerts the Trib to a vicious ring of dogfight promoters who steal pets for their bloody events. Rossi tries to infiltrate a dogfight operation and discovers a band of secretive, lawless and heavily armed men.
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