The New York underworld in the 1930s was no place for an amateur. The gangsters tended to shoot first and ask questions later, and half the police were crooked whilst the other half were powerless against a corrupt judiciary. Luckily, Simon Templar is no amateur. In the space of forty-eight hours, he cleans up corruption in New York and brings the mob and its mysterious leader to justice. Another weekend’s work—for the Saint.