Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.
The murder of a priest puts Hammer on the trail of a serial killer murdering prostitutes. Spoilers Faith, a prostitute, is murdered. After a priest, Father Dressler, asks Hammer to protect ladies of the evening, he is murdered. Faith's body is found with a wooden cross and a red wig. The killer next murders Rosie. Suspects include Father James, the handyman Ozzie, construction executive Jason Carter and Slick, a pimp. Slick is murdered to draw Hammer into a trap. The killer tracks down and kills Angel, who saw him pick up Rosie. Finally, Candy, a prostitute and friend of the murdered girls, offers to be bait to draw out the killer but things go awry and Hammer races to find her before the killer adds her to his list of victims.
When the artist Velda is seeing is murdered, Mike looks into it. Was the killer the assistant artist who may have been painting forgeries, the gallery owner, the jealous ex-girlfriend who gets into a catfight with Velda, the rich collector whose daughter he was romancing or the art reviewer dabbling in blackmail?Watch Now:Amazon
When Mike's former flame is accused of murdering her former husband and co-star right before their broadway play opens, Mike tries to clear her. Is the killer the producer / director, the business manager, her understudy, the victim's understudy or the stagehand who seems to be stalking her?
After a hard boiled mystery writer hires Mike to help him with an ending to his latest book, he is murdered. Mike, Velda and Nick realize the book was based upon an actual disappearance or murder and try to solve it in order to find out who murdered the writer.
After witnessing suspicious behavior between a cop and a mobster, Mike saves the cop's life and the mobster is arrested. Then on his birthday, Mike gets a call saying he has 24 hours to live.Watch Now:Amazon
When a basketball player's sports agent is murdered just before he becomes the number one pick in the draft, he turns to Mike to prove his innocence. Was it the player, Mayron Hughes; his father Norton ""Norrie"" Hughes; his childhood friend who was injured and now has a licensing business, Desmond Ishmael; his new sports agent, Susan Wake; or his teammate and competitor, Elvin Grace?Watch Now:Amazon