New angled approach to the sleuth saga, in the specialization field of income tax material. Death results when a refund claim case is about to be opened, and C.P.A. tax consultant Whitney carries on for his murdered partner and is bait for traps the police set. He gets the runaround from two women, suffers sunburn, shots and a bodyguard to outface the killer and framer-upper. A job of interest to men almost solely. 'Ware public libraries. Good rough tough version of California chicanery.