Millionaire shipping magnate Theodore Swift arrives from America with an armed bodyguard of Pinkerton detectives,to buy out the ailing Argentine Marine shipping line. Reid sees it as no accident that the body of Samuel Fanthorpe,the engineer who has designed a revolutionary engine which will save the company,is fished from the docks. At the same time journalist Fred Best finds out that Jackson is actually Matthew Judge,a renegade Pinkertoon officer,who abducted Swift's daughter and killed a man in the resultant shoot-out. Frank Goodnight,Swift's chief bodyguard,is out for revenge. Following a raid on the brothel and the disappearance of Fanthorpe's wife Reid discovers the double purpose of the Americans' visit,leading to an opportunity for Jackson to find redemption. Written by
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Detective Inspector Edmund Reid
Mr. Bruton, it was not simple misadventure that put Mr. Fanthorne in the Thames. It was murder.