"When Slade McGinty heard Anne's evidence he was sure Renzo Tantillo had made three attempts to murder her. Anne's first husband had been an Italian count and her son, Carlo, inherited the title and fortune. Slade's commission was to protect Anne, but befor he could get started, Carlo was kidnapped and Renzo murdered. Bertoldi, the boy's uncle and guarding, was the Number One suspect. When Slade set out to trace Carlo he soon found himself caught in a sinister web of death and intrigue from which there seemed no escape."