The Honourable Richard Rollison (aka ‘The Toff’) had been playing rugby at Taunton. About to head off back to London he discovered a woman in the back seat of his car. She had apparently sought him out and was determined to meet him. A curious story then emerged as to why Alice Hellier was frightened for the safety of her playboy cousin, an acquaintance of the Toff’s, and why only the ace investigator could help. All is not as it seems, however, and the Toff becomes caught up in a desperate financial plot.