A woman passes the time playing piano, to be interupted when Charlie Chan rings her doorbell. What does she have to do with his latest murder investigation? The drama unfolds, and a musician was used as a decoy for crime. Charlie tries to get the man to admit all he knows about the crime that he was involved in, but is there some hold the criminals have over him? Is there more to his story that he isn’t sharing?
Charlie offers his advice and instruction. Later, Charlie presents his case to #1 son, but the plan seems to make no sense to the younger Chan. Is Charlie encouraging changing sides, and advancing crime?
The drama follows the escaped musician on the streets. He feels that he is entangled too much into the underbelly of crime, but his girlfriend won’t leave his side. Charlie is on the trail, and is mysterious about what he knows, which still confuses #1 son. For all his careful nature, has Charlie let a trap of death spring itself on his plans? When things seem to be going as badly as possible for Charlie, his peaceful nature doesn’t mean that #1 son doesn’t carry a 45 automatic to provide the teeth he needs to get out of his jam.
In the end, Charlie exposes the secrets of the case, and what all the clues mean.