In this rare crime drama ,two crooks(Cowan and Carson) put one over on their old friend, a professional gambler(Taylor), when he helps them snag some important government documents. They then hope to sell the documents to a foreign country. The gambler gets the papersn back realizing that he has been tricked. A series of killings occurs and he then enlists the aid of a detective (Kelly) and together they thwart the criminals' plot. All the time a snoopy journalist(Ryan) complicates the investigation and presents an obstacle.