NovÃÂ´k, a British-born professor of Czech parentage, was a peace-loving man of high, if misguided, ideals. He planned to spend a quiet week-end in London. There, he was unexpectedly called on to make an appalling decision. Having made it he became the helpless plaything of Fate. This is the story of his battle for his beliefs, for his life, and for that of the platinum blonde, Fedora, who got him into all his troubles.