If you don’t know how things are supposed to be, how can you know when they’re not?
Katie Donald formed an unlikely partnership with Flutter Gamble after he was released from prison. Now they would love the chance to prove themselves as private investigators so, when an old friend asks for help, Flutter thinks this could be the case they’ve been waiting for. But solving a mystery which occurred over 60 years ago takes more than simple enthusiasm and its only Katie’s training as a journalist that might enable them to find an answer.
Meanwhile, Flutter finds he now has a probation supervisor. This is a shock as he’s sure probation was never mentioned when he was released from prison. But then paying attention to rules has never been his strong point so it’s quite possible they told him, but he missed that bit.
Any lingering doubts Flutter might have about being on probation soon become irrelevant when he finds out who has been appointed to supervise him. The chance to rekindle an old romance is something he just can’t resist. Katie has her suspicions about the unusual probation set-up, but even with a crystal ball she could never have predicted what was about to happen next.
The problem is, if you don’t listen when things are explained to you, you don’t know how things are supposed to be. And then it’s easy to find yourself at cross purposes, as Flutter discovers when the police come hammering on his door with a search warrant.
It seems, not for the first time in his life, Flutter is being framed for a crime he didn’t commit.