the art of the commonplace Magnum, PI covers the life span of Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck), a former Naval Intelligence officer who resigns his position so that you can set up his or her own private investigation business in Oahu, Hawaii. Through either luck or acquaintance, he lands work as head of security for bestselling author Robin Masters' luxurious beachfront estate. This enables Magnum they are driving around in Masters' sporty flame-red Ferrari, take advantage of various high-tech toys, and live a life of relative ease within the estate's guest house. But Magnum constantly butts heads with estate manager Jonathan Higgins (John Hillerman), a former British military man in their own right, then one with a strict penchant for order and discipline. Despite their conflicts, Magnum and Higgins conserve a healthy friendship, while Magnum's friends Rick Wright (Larry Manetti) and T.C. Calvin (Roger E. Mosley) are forever being drawn into Magnum's dangerous investigations?