Johnny Dollar, freelance insurance investigator relates his latest adventure as he recounts his expenses along the way.
Johnny arrives at his hotel, only to find that he has already checked in. Through a little sneakiness of his own, he barges in on the imposter. Johnny came to town to investigate a murder and this man is the defense lawyer for the prime suspect. As it turns out, both men want to tsee the man keep from taking the fall for the crime.
The lawyer shares what he knows about the case. Johnny goes to the home of the dead man to talk with the surviving widow. What can he hope to learn? A story of an older husband, a younger wife, and a jealous situation emerges. Johnny leaves, but is roughed up with a warning to leave the case alone. The cops and the prosecutor are being tight lipped with Johnny, but going on the defense information, he continues to investigate.
Johnny smells a rat, and certain parties blowing a lot of smoke his way. Why would they do that? The clues are all there, and Johnny knows who did it. All that’s left is to confront the killer, and expose their plan.
There’s a struggle, gunshots, and the cops are called out to nab the real killers, accessories, and those who try to defraud Johnny Dollar.