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Railroad president Luke Carson is informed that his daughter, Ruth, who as a child was kidnaped from his home, has been found in Los Angeles. Mr. Carson takes the train west to meet her. On the West Coast, Ruth's life is in jeopardy--mysterious figures shrouded in dark robes skulk through a maze of scenes amidst flashing red lights. Ruth's fiancé, John Blake, enlists the services of Sheridan Scott, a "crime deflector" who theoretically eliminates the criminal before he can begin his operations. However, the "crime deflector" does succeed in solving the mystery, and all ends happily.