A gangster on death row who is known for wearing his lucky carnation, asks for the favor of wearing one as he’s marched to the death house. He claims the flower has always brought him luck, and was only without one on the day he was arrested, then on the day he was sentenced. What does he hope for in wearing it now?
Elsewhere, as they drive across town Margot Lane asks Lamonte
Cranston to stop and let her pick up an orchid. Instead they find a dead florist. Reporters pick up on Charlie’s list of people he threatened to get even with. Can it really be him behind the killing? Who’s next on the list? Can the next victim be kept safe?
Charlie seems to have returned from the grave. How can even the toughest gangster defend himself from a ghost? Rats and traitors in the gang soon turn on each other.
The Shadow sets out to expose the secret of the gangster who returned from the grave. Putting pressure on the wife of Slim Bannister, the Shadow learns how a switch could explain it all. Justice is soon done as the mystery unravels at the hand of the Shadow.