Jim Hardie is assigned to deliver an expensive diamond to a wealthy Sacramento lumberman's family for a $80,000 payment. The gem he has is a duplicate for a necklace meant to be delivered before the daughter's wedding as a surprise to her.
In San Francisco Jim Hardie who has recovered from an illness is called to Mr. Porter's office for his next assignment. A jewelry business has been requested by the Quintus Randolph family who made its fortune in lumber to replace a diamond pendant for a necklace that is a family heirloom. The daughter is getting married and this is to be a surprise for her wedding. When he arrives in Sacramento he is to check into a specific hotel and wait to be contacted. He is to be paid $80,000 upon delivery. Before leaving he decides to have a meal and is surprised when a beautiful woman claims she is his wife in order to be seated with him. When he catches her spiking his drink with Shanghai drops, he switches the drinks. When she awakes, she has a story for him but all Jim knows is that someone is after the diamond.Written by