The good news is Stanley Hastings has a real, paying client. The bad news is his client, Cranston Pritchert, cant seem to tell him anything more than that he's being set up. And after some initial sleuthing to try to unravel the alleged set-up, all the clues point toward Pritchert himself! Suddenly the players in the mystery are falling like dominoes and the police decide that Stanley Hastings is the one to blame. Hastings had better investigate as if his life depended on it . . .