A very exciting story of a play that was finessed by murder.
Hal is a diamond thief who is released from prison, and within weeks is setup for another theft. The detectives haul him in, and all the circumstantial evidence points to him. But did Hal do it? There’s something fishy going on, and at least one of the cops begins to believe Hal is innocent.
Though Hal is given the third degree, and a more softer approach by a lady dtetective, he still isn’t talking. Things get serious when a body is found, the head of the detective agency, Sam Lawless. Hal has to do some of his own investigating to solve the related crimes. As the bodies pile up, the list of suspects grows smaller.
The ex-con sets up his own little trap to squeeze out the reall thief and expose the killer.