The District Attorney in Waring City, Brander Harris, hires Perry Mason to help him out after a crude attempt at blackmailing him begins to interfere with his investigation into corruption around a hospital construction. Harris was called to a meeting by Leora Matthews who offered him information. Once there however, she puts him in a comprising position and a photographer snaps a photo. Matthews was working for Marshall Scott and when he's found dead, Brander Harris is the prime suspect. Perry tells him he must surrender to the police and he soon finds himself the acting DA running the grand jury on his client's behalf. The grand jury room serves as the ideal setting for Perry to get information on those who took kickbacks on the hospital deal. Information that comes in handy at Brander Harris' preliminary hearing. At the Harris trial the people involved in the graft make it appear that Harris himself was involved by overseeing the graft. Written by
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Waring County, the California county in which Brander Harris is District Attorney, was made up by the scriptwriters. See more
At several points during Perry driving his car, there's no glass in the front windshield. See more
Waring House Hotel.
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