Arnold Bailey, one of Beth Davenport’s clients, is under indictment. Arguing a case, Beth is cited for contempt and jailed. Arnold visits her in prison to discuss his own case and someone slips sodium cyanide into the coffee. Beth is gravely ill and when Jim attempts to retrieve documents from her safe, someone saps him and makes off with the contents. Was Bailey the target of the poisoner or was Beth? And what did Beth have in her safe that someone wanted so badly? And how does mobster Marty Jordan fit into this puzzle?