One night, casino owner Humphrey Todd is shot dead and his body cremated in a torched car. When Frank Crane investigates and discovers that Todd was supplying cocaine to his clients, he becomes certain that the death is drug-related. Then Crane befriends Milly, a casino croupier, only to find that the case has endless complications. Is Alphonse Romano, another casino owner, involved? What sinister hold does he have over Todd's widow and male staff? Crane narrowly escapes death in his dogged quest for the truth, and Milly faces great danger in the final gripping chapters when the mystifying riddle of Todd's death is suddenly and sensationally solved.