Before leaving town, Larry Brown pays off a debt he owes to Boston Blackie. Shorty is sent to the bank, but manages to get sidetracked. He has to let Blackie know he never quite made it. Still using errand boys to do his bidding, Blackie sends another to pick up that envelope from the hotel where Larry left it for him. This time murder is involved, and Faraday has another chance to twist the details in the crime to pin it on his favorite pal, Blackie. Blackie faces the business end of Faraday’s pistol but escapes once his opening arrives.
Down at the waterfront, Blackie has trouble with a nervous informant, and the body count rises. Still in hiding, Blackie believes he knows who the killer is, but will Faraday catch up to Bla
ckie to take him in? Will Faraday believe him when Blackie presents all the clues to him? Not entirely trusting him, at least Faraday gives Blackie some room to lay a trap for the killer.
I think Faraday only went for it since Blackie put his life in the balance as bait. After the trap is sprung, Blackie still has trouble with Shorty, and getting side tracked on his errands.