The opening scene brings bad news for Martha Bryant. Philip goes into flashback m,ode to tell how the sweet, gray haired lady came to ask his help with her son. Chip fell for a dame, but is it the platinum blonde who drove the wedge between the 22 year old son and his mom? In San Obispo, Marlowe gets nothing but dead ends, until an oily ccharacter with a gun delivers a thump on the head to Marloe
Finding himself a half step behind the dame,Marlowe learns that Toby has left town. Or has she? Hot on the trail, Marlowe gathers more clues. There’s also the matter of an unsolved jewel robbery to tie in to the matter.
Racing back to a country cottage, Philp continues his search at the run down Escobar estate. Is there hidden jewels somewhere on his land? Will Chip show up somewhere else? Confrontations with thugs, more thumps on the head, and da knife is in store for our hard boiled hero.
Don’t miss the fast paced and deadly actionas Philipdelivers justice to the bad guys, and tellls the fate of his clients son.