Hot piece is an adventure for modern d20 games. Since the adventure revolves around investigation more than combat this adventure is suitable to a wide range of character levels, though some classes (such as Investigator) will be much handier than others.
Five years before the adventure begins, Sgt. John Hamish, a highly decorated, popular officer on the local police force was murdered with his own service revolver. His weapon was never recovered but ballistics confirmed beyond a doubt that his own weapon was used in the murder.
Three years ago this same weapon was used in the murder of Ronald ?Downtown? McCown, a local figure in the city's underworld. Then last year it was used in the murder of Sedrick Howe, a local union official with alleged ties to organized crime.
The weapon has not been seen since.
Not, that is, until it arrived yesterday, wrapped in a local newspaper, in the PCs mailbox.