Douglas Grimes, penniless ex-pilot, is waiting for the future to start living again. A fortune in cash by a dead body in New York City brings opportunity. Miles Fabian, debonair, jet-set con-man, shows the way… Fast cars, fancy hotels, fancier woman. St Moritz, Paris, Florence, Rome Racehorses, blue movies, gambling, gold. Wild and woolly schemes, all wonderfully profitable. But the day of reckoning must dawn. Who will appear to claim the stolen money? And when?