It’s the usual brisk midnight business in the Blue Note Cafe, when Ethylbert recognizes a face in the crowd. Casey and Ann have just put the paper to bed, and another face is recognized, a recently released convict. Casey tells the back story of the former prisoner, and how involvement with Gypsies landed him in the big house. Artie got the short end of the stick, and tonight Casey takes him under his wing. Secrets emerge as Casey and Ann get involved in the matter.
When the cops come around to nab Artie Maddox for murder, Casey’s help may be too late in coming.
The cops paint a bleak picture as they lay out the details, but Casey smells a rat in the story. Can he prove there’s something more to Arties story to the cops? On the streets danger awaits, but in the Blue Note once again, Casey explains all as he shares with Ethylbert, and Ann about what really happened, and who was the real killer.