'Leave this affair alone, Martinson - Jean Hallison is dead...!' The caller had rung off, leaving Inspector Jim Martinson wondering if this was a bluff. Had Jean been murdered? And where did the suave, grinning Montoni fit in? He was accused of assaulting two women - but at the same time Jim himself had been watching him elsewhere. Now, however, Jim links the chain of evidence - slowly tightening the rope that will bring in the sinister gang that is terrorising Framcastle.