Max Buggs is high-powered police detective. At least he was, he quit to be a stay-at-home dad for his baby son and so his wife can go back to work, after Max promises to dedicate himself to the job. Max loves being able to be there for his son. Mostly. But Max struggles with finding meaning in changing diapers. So, when the opportunity arises for Max to put his detective skills at the service of his community, it looks like he’s found the perfect solution. Mind you, one he has to hide from his wife.
Max’s neighbour comes to him after she hears sinister men plotting some sort of terrorist act. The police won’t believe her – she claims she heard the plan over her baby monitor… and she didn’t really understand everything they said in their funny foreign language. Max takes the case and realizes these men do have a secret plan but one he would never have imagined.
When Max’s young neighbour loses her cat, Mr. Poops, Max takes the case. It seems like an easy one. But what seems initially like a simple case of a wandering feline turns out to involve a number of people with hidden agendas.
Max relearns that old lesson: Trust No One.
Max’s neighbour comes to him when his daughter’s lemonade stand is busted for selling without a city licence. It seems his neighbour is being targeted by someone in the neighbourhood who’s reporting him for various by-law infractions. But when Max takes the case he realizes the issue is bigger than he imagined.
Max’s neighbour is a friendly older gentleman who hires Max to find out who is letting their pet poop in his vegetable garden. Max is tempted by the reward of home-grown vegetables and various preserves. At first, Max is inclined to dismiss the paranoid belief of his neighbour that this is a targeted, personal vendetta but what he learns opens his eyes to the truth – it isn’t paranoia if they are out to get you.