Perry Mason is drawn into a strange case when an attractive young woman, Patricia Taylor, arrives at his office claiming to be the temp they requested from an agency. She puts in a days work and Della even compliments her on the quality of her output. She suddenly vanishes, however, and they learn that she wasn't from the agency at all. It turns out she was in the offices of diamond merchants on the floor above Perry's and there may have been a theft. When one of the partners in the diamond business is murdered another partner, Duane Jefferson, is charged. Perry defends him and Jefferson claims to have been in the company of a woman but refuses to identify the married woman's name. Nothing is at it seems however and it's left to Perry to sort out the facts with the help of Della Street and Paul Drake. Written by
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Your honor, this is just another wild-eyed, dramatic grandstand play for which counsel is so noted.