Chapter 2: Destroyer of MenIndustrialist Martin Evarts and his daughter Eve find themselves prisoner after being kidnapped from the DAR ball. Soon, Evarts is introduced to his captor: a man wearing a steel mask and rubber gloves. He informs Evarts that 1) he will soon be released 2) several of his close friends will die over the next few days. Why? Because it amuses the masked man. Evans and his daughter are freed and find themselves in Washington DC. The police find no trace of the mob which took them. The chapter ends with Evarts learning of the death of the first friend on the list.
Things are starting to heat up again. Always a good sign in a Fred Davis story.