A hard working architect has been having headaches. Is the mental strain causing him to lose his mind? Is he on the brink of a nervous breakdown? On top of everything, when Northcott gets home early for a change, he finds his neglected wife is out with another man. How will Tom take it when he learns about the affair? How will Elizabeth take it to learn Tom may be losing his eyesight? Time is planned on the yacht for the couple to relax.
Guests are invited for the cruise, but Tom has troubles masking his decline in vision. He can he detect that his wife’s lover is onboard? Will she be changing her mind about where her love lies? To avoid an unpleasant situation onboard the ship, Charles, the family doctor asks the captain to turn the yacht back to shore.
Storm clouds have been blowing in. Could this be the ideal time for a convenient accident? Charles, the family doctor is found dead, but has Tom killed the wrong man? The Whistler knows, and he knows yet another twist in the outcome of the tale.