In hot pursuit, Philip pushes his cabbie to stick on the tail of the car ahead. Just when it appears his case will be closed, and his client pays him, there’s gunshots on the other end of the phone call, and Marlowe has a new problem on his hands. The chase now leads Marlowe to a man with a southern accent. How will he connect with the missing box with a half of a Confederate dollar bill? Philip is ready to turn Apple borough over to the cops for murder, but ends up with a thump on the head.
Next on the trail is a dame and Mr Bowman, a man who wanted to buy the collectable half dollar of Confederate money. Philip warns of a scam, and hopes that he’ll get some cooperation to spring a trap.
The eccentric Bowman isn’t interested at all in playing detective. His only interest is in the collectable. The dame may be more motivated to help, and hire Marlowe to protect her uncles assets. Shadowy figures, and danger lurk for our hardboiled hero. New twists may open the doors to success for Philip. Stay tuned to see how he unravels the case for justice. He does have the right killer in his sights… right?