A rash of fires being set around the city, keeps Dick Tracy jumping. Though he tries to catch a nap in the police station, he’s back on the streets, and at the scene of another fire. He’s certain that a firebug is behind it all.
Dick’s friend named Gravel Girtie owns a few buildings, and has a hot tip for Dick to get going on. Besides the murders, is the fires have driven insurance prices sky high, forcing property owners to sellout.
Who is JP Doom? He’s a real estate tycoon who wants to snap up properties after hearing of a highway going through. Will Doom be scared when he knows that Tracy is on his trail? Will he have his firebug pal, Hotfoot, keep up the arsons? Stand by for danger for Dick’s pal Girtie, and if Doom can help it, Tracy will fall prey in one of his fires as well. Just when Tracy gets the upperhand, he finds him in danger along with all of his friends.
PS: More of those crazy names. Last episode we had a mention of Flinthart, who is Dick’s partner. Today, his wife, Snowflake, returns. In the past Dick’s partners were Junior and Pat, but he seems to have given them up for whose full name is Vitamin Flinthart. More returning characters include: Gimmick and Hotfoot, henchmen of Doom’s. Gravel Girtie, a streetwise citezen, property owner, and friend of Dick Tracey.