While Harry Orwell meets with a potential client out on the pier near his beach house, a man impersonating Harry is at his house. The impersonator kills a man in Harry's house then using Harry's car dumps the body about a mile from Harry's house. Lt. Trench and Sgt. Roberts know it's a frame but they have to arrest him based on the evidence. Harry is arrested, charged and bound for trial but Trench continues to investigate. Harry ingeniously breaks out of jail so that he can find the woman who met him on the pier and figure out who she was working with to frame him. Trench, Roberts, and girlfriend Sue all try to help Harry in different ways. It all ties back to a case that Harry worked on while he was on the San Diego police force.
Did You Know?
I was waiting for a potential client out on the pier. Piers are good places for pondering the eternal enigmas of the universe. Like why are women usually late. Particularly after specifying a precise time as in 10:00 sharp. My conclusion was... they have smaller wristwatches.