Detective Inspector Michael Angel must investigate a strange case where both the murderer and the murdered man are without shoes. The victim was a millionaire, adored by beautiful women and particularly the Frazer sisters, who put sparkle into his life and showed him how to spend his money. An antiques dealer and his son are the prime suspects, but they have rock solid alibis. At the same time, Angel has to investigate a flood and a stink at the Great Northern Bank, which permitted a gang of robbers to escape with millions of pounds. This is another unusual case to test the investigative powers of Angel and exemplifies the quirky genius and ingenuity of the man.