Another adventure of George Valentine. A man writes to George with an intriguing challenge. He lives in a town where he runs a small newspaper, and is the single voice crying out against three gangsters who are out to control the city.
Brooksie has to clean up a few details back in the office, so George heads out alone. Things get a rough start when George is tossed off his train. Once he arrives, George gets more details from the newspaper man, and finds that his little son has delusions of what he sees in the movies about the lifestyles of gangsters and crime. I’ll bet the kid learns a lesson about the dangerous side of outlaws before the show is done.
George digs up as much dirt as he can on the operations of the three gangsters. Gambling, protection rackets, and nightclubs. The only character who seems to be on the side of good is the matronly prominent citezen of the city. George has Brooksie pose as a total stranger, and have her try to get a job on the inside of one of the rackets. The plan is to work with that matronly citezen, the newspaper man, and pull a sting operation to get the gangsters fighting against each other.
When the little son is nearly run down by a truck, the gangsters meant it to send a message to back off. All it does is to unite everybody to act against the gangsters. George lays his plans, aided with Brooksie’s inside information, but the situation explodes into a scene where George is held captive, and it doesn’t look good for him.
What went wrong? give it a listen to figure it all out, and see George gets himself out of this mess.