Stacey Fielding is a renowned pharmaceutical chemist who is apparently killed when the private airplane he was piloting crashed and burned. Prior to his departure, he had been drinking from a flask of whiskey his wife prepared for him and made an offhand remark that she would like nothing better than to see him dead. After the crash, the dead man's wife, Miriam Fielding, is arrested and charged with murder. She hires Perry Mason to defend her but the forensic evidence doesn't support the charge he and manages to get her released only to have D.A. Hamilton Burger arrest her on another charge. Perry believes there's something else going on and can't help but think that the ongoing theft of pharmaceuticals from the factory has something to do with it Written by
Did You Know?
When all else fails, there's only one thing left to do - that's appeal to someone's better instincts.
And hope he has some.