Ewen Stranway answers an advertisement to meet an old gentleman Henri Raoul Charlebois who has told him that he is in debt. At his flat, he removes from his safe a large book bound in red morocco in which it lists his debts. When he was very poor, Stranway’s father had given him a dime. Now, fabulously wealthy, he desires to pay back all those who helped him as well as those who did not and he recruits Stranway to continue when he is too old to handle it himself. All those who done him well, will be protected and secured, but those who done him wrong will live to regret it... Frank Packard (1877-1942) authored many popular novels, several of which were made into movies, including a series in which he originated the idea of a heroic crime fighter with a secret double identity.