No orthodox mystery this, for this is the search for the meaning behind a suicide, and only at the close does the reader know that the search is bracketed by two seeming suicides, really murders, and the criminal still at large, unpunished, unscarred. A stranger falls from a window, almost at the feet of the man he had come to see. That man devotes himself to tracing down the identity of the dead man, the reason for the fatal visit, uncovers a thwarted life. With the solution in his grasp, he too falls to his death. An odd story of more than accepted mystery fan fare.