(From the publisher):
It was just a simple case, to begin with. An hour of Stephen Wayne's time to prevent a jewel robbery from taking place. The sort of job a private detective couldn't afford to turn down. And Wayne did what was required of him.
What he couldn't prevent was the murder that had preceded the robbery attempt. But the voice on the telephone hadn't told him about that.
Then came another murder, and Wayne was in the case up to his neck. His brief was to clear the number one suspect - the hot-tempered brother of a beautiful young model. Everything seemed to indicate that the man was being framed for a crime he might easily have committed.
And suddenly it was anything but a simple case. There were too many beautiful women and too many hard-hitting men involved. Hidden motives and unsuspected emotions swirled to the surface under Wayne's relentless probing.
There was to be another vicious killing before he was able to work his way through the intricate problem of just who was framing who. But by then he was looking down the wrong end of a gun.
Original title: The Two-Way Frame
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective