A man is set up for a murder that he hasn’t committed. Word of the case reaches Doc Danfield, and after he goes to hear the details from the accused man in his prison cell, Dan believes the story, and the man’s innocence. It takes more than believing a story though, and Dan sets out to gather more hard evidence. He has to race the clock before the time of the execution rolls around, and as he does, gangsters who would prefer to keep their sucker in the hot seat are ready to do anything it takes to keep him there. The danger grows as Dan gets closer to the truth, but has he made any progress? Is his man still going to take the heat for the killing?
Dan knows what to do, and puts his powers of being a high class crime psychologist to work. He lays out his own trap for the bad guys. In the end he spills the beans and shares the clues that tipped him off in proving his case.