Vivian Barr needs Philip to protect her. He’s sure there’s something fishy going on, and he’s soon on the street to see what it is. Who is following our detectibve on his rounds of protecting his dame? They had better watch out or they’ll have a good head thumping waiting for them. ‘
The chase through the gritty streets could find Marlowe on the end of some head thumps. The trail through the falling bodies leads to Beverly Hills. How are the folks in the swanky, high class mansion entangled in murder?
The heat is on, as Marlowe tries to cut through the smoke screen of lies. Motives of blackmail, and love triangles emerge. Is that the whole story? Can Marlowe be bought off, just to keep secrets from becoming public? Philip will need to act fast to be sure he can prevent more killing.