A returning man, after several years away comes home to find his wife murdered. The police are handling the case, but the husband is holding a grudge against Mr Paulson, the employer of the dead woman. There’s also a rift between Evans, the husband, and with the cops. He’s a released convict and feels the cops are automatically against him.
Is the whole world really conspiring against him? It may feel that way, but he still has George Valentine in his corner. Plot twists, and dirty characters abound. Not to mention another body.
Was the accident that killed Mrs Evans really murder? Who killed Mr Paulson? Is the released convict, Mr Evans so desperte for revenge to have committed murder? The cops are doing what they can, but they have to operate within certain boundaries. Meanwhile, George and Brooksie fill the gap, they hit the streets and ask all the right questions. The pressure is on, the threat of a rising body count is in the air. Things are looking bleak for Evans, but can George talk him out of his hideing place, or prove him innocent somehow?
In epilog George shares all the details of the mystery with Brooksie.