Due to his unorthodox methods of vigillantee justice, the news headlines have been calling out with more force lately that the Green Hornet be brought down and taken off the streets. Newspaper mogul, Britt Reed is the Green Hornet, and as he muses over the headlines with his faithful valet Cato, he is more preoccupied with a cryptic code message. Is the Green Hornet being set up for a murder? Like that never happens.
The cops seem to ignore the clues on the crime scene and focus on finding the Green Hornet. Britt Reed gathers all the clues he can through the newspaper and his reporters, but he knows the official clues from the police reports aren’t matching up. How can he fill in the gaps without revealing himself as the Green Hornet? It’s looking like it could be the electric chair for the Hornet.
It’ll take a lot of brain power to get to the bottom of the mystery, and fighting fire with fire, the Green Hornet stages a robbery that ought to work to clear his name, and put the finger on the guilty party. When enemy spies are uncovered, it becomes a tricky topic to expose them for their crimes. Exposing them to city officials would clear the Hornet, but open another huge can of worms.
Instead, Britt Reed makes it clear that the Hornet is innocent of this murder to city officials, but is willing to have the murder put on him for the sake of national security. Covering up the espionage activity will keep the nations enemies guessing, and keep them off guard with false information.