Sam is surprised, and glad to have his regular secretary back. Effie’s vacation did her good, and she’s ready to take Sam’s report, although he has a condescending way of welcoming her back. An investigation takes him to the newspaper office where a reporter has found himself in danger from the mob. In his own way, Sam flirts with the stuffy secretary, and gets in to interview the news editor.
How is the newspaper involved with a gang of racketeers? What dastardly deeds is the gang up to?A numbers racket leads to some dead bodies, and a thup on the head for Sam.
Sam and the secretary soon find themselves in trouble as they get too close to the answer. Is she on the giving or receiving team of murder though? Escaping death, Sam exposes the truth behind the murders, and the trick that tipped off the gang on their shady numbers game. Is Effie really back to her usually dippy self, as she takes down the details from Sam? She can hardly keep the facts straight as Sam explains who was killed, and by who.