Rene Richardson's life had become routine and dull. She wished that there could be a little excitement in her life. She thought that meeting a tall, dark and handsome man would be a good start. Her wish began to come true when she received a letter for a law firm in Albany telling her that she was to inherit some property. She discovered that the property was the estate of her late great uncle, Captain Delhambra, whom she had not seen since she was a child.
After making arrangements to see the property, several "accidents" occurred while traveling in the mountains near the estate. Mr. Hanover, as assistant at the law firm made every effort to keep her from spending any time at the estate.
Once she had control of the estate, things began to happen which were aimed at getting her to relinquish the estate, or to kill her. During her time of frustration and fear she met a tall, dark and handsome man purely by accident, who seemed willing to help her.