Tom Braiden lurks in the bushes, watching the luminous dial of his wristwatch. Is he trying to get back at his partner, John Warren, and keep all their gambling profits to himself? A foolproof crime is staged as the gas is turned on in the room of the drunken, sleeping John.
Tom also has a problem of collecting on a note from Hazel, who is in bad health, and a fellow gambler. How will the two react when word of John and his accident with the gas valve arrives to them? Hazel decides to get out of her dangerous game, but with a ruthless player like Tom, it could be too late. Her doctor friend knows what hazel intends, but Tom watches their actions from a distance, and with skeptical eyes. She’s going to tear up his debt and be free of him, but as Tom sees the circumstances, it appears to be the opposite.
He sees no other way out of what he thinks is Hazel wanting to claim payment on her note for a half million dollars, and he sneaks into her room and kils her. Willhe Tom find that note? Can Tom cover his tracks in the murder? The Whistler as a final word on the outcome, which is also a last word from hazel.