A courtroom decision puts a man behind bars, but Lamonte Cranston and Margot Lane think it’s a case for the Shadow to be involved with. The sentenced man leaves a family with a baby, and a teenage girl named Maria, who is jaded on the merits of protection under the law. Poor judgements, and lawyers that drain every cent from the poor family. Lamonte goes to try to encourage the girls confidence in her governmental officials.
Murder and revenge loom large in the air, and it looks like Miss Sullivan’s only hope will come from the Shadow.
Mobsters kidnap Miss Sullivan because they think she knos too much about the big boss. Whatever she claims to know is the same thing her dad knew, and was sent to prison for. As the Shadow tries to protect her, he also learns the secret, and sets out to bring down the big boss.