Two sisters move to a remote village in France to work for a retired English clergyman and his wife. They soon discover that there is an evil that pervades the home and attempt to overcome the evil that faces them.
The story deals with the heroic efforts of nearly 40 years ago of Charles Seymour Whitman, New York County district attorney, to suppress attempts by gambling elements to gain control of city government. Whitman's prosecution of Police Lt. Becker after the officer was found to be implicated in the 1913 assassination of gambling boss Herman Rosenthal.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
When Sara's father goes off to fight in the First World War, she is sent to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, an expensive and elite school. However, when her father is feared dead, she is relegated to menial duties.
Andrew Dynes, suffers from nearly every frustration a male can be expected to harbor. Bullied at his underpaid job, no longer in love with his wife but lacking strength to tell her, Dynes finds solace with a woman 20 years younger.
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
In the Middle East, Victoria Jones, a girl with a yearning for adventure, gets more than she bargains for when a wounded agent dies in her hotel room during an important conference, which an underground organization is planning to sabotage.
An air liner flying over a middle eastern desert is forced to land in a remote spot and the passengers locked up. All are Americans or Britons. A man from the U.S. Embassay is interrogated and threatened unless he convinces another prisoner, an oil company executive, to collaborate with a new (unsaid but implied Soviet) regime.
To keep her former fiancé from leaving her, a beautiful but neurotic young woman fakes a riding accident, and feigns paralysis of her lower body. When her nurse discovers her treachery, she resorts to a final desperate act of revenge.
A bizarre plot falls apart at the seams because of a trip through a subway. Seems that the plotters are riding on the 1,000,000th car to drive through the tunnel and thus their plot is uncovered as officials seek to honor them.