Star Chronicle reporter Brad McKay's philosophy that money and blood are kissing cousins is soon borne out when key prosecutor Lloyd Pearson is brutally murdered. McKay is assigned to uncover the truth, and soon finds that the most likely suspect has a foolproof alibi. McKay's instincts lead him to the goon Moroni, but he is road-blocked on every turn. The investigation keeps developing unexpected turns, and nobody - least of all the exotic Alma Dorene - are what they seem to be. Finally, everything centers around the payoff motive. But can McKay get to the bottom of it? With trainee reporter Guy Norris and the vengeful Phyllis Walker helping him, McKay is nevertheless soon in the spot of his life. This gripping drama of intrigue and suspense will have you engrossed and guessing till the finish.