Listen in and witness as the cops break in on Barton, in an attempt to take him back to prison. It leads to Barton’s escape, and the cops being gunned down. It’s just the beginning of his revenge on those who played a part in sending him to jail in the first place.
Inspector Farraday isn’t so dumb as to not see that, but before he can come through on his offer of protection, another victim falls prey to Barton. With Boston Blackie on the scene, he notices a clue that Barton may not entirely be behind the latest killing though. What does that imply, and why does it matter? Bickering all the way, Farraday and Blackie try their own hands at trying to trap the killer before anymore murders can go down.
Will either be successful in their plans? With all the shooting, stabbing, and killing going on Blackie and Farraday have to pause, and compare notes before plowing on to the bottom of this mystery.
Blackie manages to uncover a clue that has to do with a doctor who lost his license, and now works on shot up gangsters. How will that help? Blackie finds himself in danger, out of danger, and fighting with the bad guys. In the end he tells Mary how he made his escape, and figured out who killed which bad guys and why.
Still, there’s just a little more to this mixed up multilayered mystery. Enjoy the ride as Blackie stays a jump or two ahead of Farraday and wraps up all the thugs for justice to deal it’s rewards and punishments.