The power of the press is a flaming sword. Hold it high, guard it well. One chilly night, Violet sells flowers on the street in the theater section of town. She would rather die, trying to live a life free from crime and vise, but her friend Johnny has other morals. Can she keep him from getting himself in too deep with gangster, Chick larson, and the racket he runs? After getting roughed up for her efforts, Violet takes her worries to Steve and Lauralai.
Will Steve be able to stand up to the gangsters, and protect Johnny Nolan? Does Johnny even want to be found, or have the kind of help that Steve might offer?
Will Johnny still be so impressed by his idol, Chick, once he learns about the treatment he gave to Violet? Violet is hurt bad, and might lose the will to live if she thinks Johnny will choose the way of life on the streets. Will Violet live or die? It’s up to Johnny, and whether Steve can fight his way through the crowds of gangsters.