summer in New York, and the city is boiling. Unable to stand the heat, Dan
Fortune’s girlfriend Marty asks him to pawn her diamond ring in order to buy
them a few weeks by the seashore. Fortune does as told but picks up some
business while at the pawnshop. There he meets Claude Marais, brother of the
pawnbroker and veteran of the humiliating French defeats in Vietnam and
Algiers. Fearing her husband’s life is in danger, Claude’s wife hires Fortune
to guard him against a mysterious German with a years-old wartime grudge.
money is tight, Fortune violates his own policy of avoiding suspicious cases
and agrees to spend a night standing guard outside Claude’s hotel room. In the
morning Claude is fine, but the pawnbroker hangs from a rope in his shop’s back
room. To avenge the pawnbroker, Fortune’s vacation will have to be postponed. Download and start listening now!