Has Sam had it with detective work? What would he do if he decided to quit? He reports on his latest caper, and the lecture of foreign correspondents he attended that started it all. Boring… until the gunshots rang out. In flashback, Sam recounts earlier events that led to his job at the affair to be a body guard.
Who wanted Syrus Manning dead? The correspondent had been working in China, and other communist countries. Sam may not be the best body guard, but he has a handle on the aftermath at the crime scene. The confusing trail takes Sam to a dame at a hotel, and yet another dead reporter. Not waiting for the path to grow cold, Sam relies on informants, and finds himself at the waterfront where a thump on the head awaits him.
When all else seems to fail, what’s Sam to do? Check out the dame, of course. Might there be more trouble in Sam’s future? Thugs, fist fights, gunshots, thumps on the head? Naturally, but his answers for the mystery also are in store for him.