Gerald Moore stars as, Philip Marlowe. A job comes Marlowe’s way that takes him to the Arizona desert. All he has to do is fly to Phoenix, pick up a briefcase full of papers, and fly them back. The important business papers draw some tough characters who play rough. Who is Sam Dietrick? Or is it Joe Gordon?
Philip gets thumped on the head, and his bag of papers are missing. Philip doesn’t like playing decoy, or being lied to. Clues fall into his lap, and Marlowe sets out to get to the bottom of this mystery. An old bank robbery, a string of gangster types, a dame, and a bag of cash. What does Philip hope to do? Find the cash? Keep the thugs from killing each other?
He at least gets a little personal revenge on the bad guys when he confronts them, and digs for the truth. Danger and murder await around the corner before Philip can fight his way clear. The twists, and secrets aren’t quite all finished yet before Marlowe sees that the job is finished for good.