Mike Shayne receives a tip off from a desperate drunk concerning corruption at the racetrack
Marriage hasn’t stopped Mike Shayne’s phone from ringing. Every night it seems there’s some troubled dame calling up with a problem that only Miami’s toughest PI can solve. Thankfully, Phyllis Shane isn’t the jealous type. She simply passes along the messages and lets her husband get himself into trouble. Tonight the call comes from the notorious Red Rose Apartments, home to the city’s least discreet women.
Someone has been cashing counterfeit tickets at the local greyhound track, taking the owners for thousands of dollars every night, and Mayme Martin, resident of the Red Rose Apartments, has an idea about who’s responsible. But drunk and haggard, she won’t be able to tell Shayne everything he needs to know in time. Mr. and Mrs. Shayne are on their way to the racetrack, but they may have to kill if they are to escape alive.