Al Brody is a press agent who's just lost his most important client, the Senator Ronald Bellman, who considers that Al isn't exactly the type of partner he wants for his coming presidential campaign. On the same day, Al receives a strange phone call from Andy Capestone, a man claiming he was at Harvard with him and begging Al to come to visit him. When Al Brody arrives at Andy's appartment, he finds there a dying man who tells him he called him because he didn't want to die alone. Andy dies on the same night and Al takes care of the usual funeral formalities at the hospital.
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Al Brody, who's also just decided to divorce his wife, goes out with Millie Cooper, his assistant and falls in love with her. But strange things start to happen on the next day as Andy's corpse disappears from the morgue and is found in Al's sleeping room. Al's house is also burglarized and an F.B.I. agent comes to Al's office and tells him that Andy was an heroin addict. The next days, Al and Mollie will finally understand that Andy Capestone was an important drug dealer in business with the Senator Bellman. At the moment of his death, Andy was about to deliver 50 kilos of pure heroin to the Senator's organization. As the drug has disappeared, Bellman is convinced that Andy Capestone, just before dying, has revealed to Al Brody the hiding place where is stocked the heroin.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler