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Jason Fister, a U. S. Internal Revenue Service investigator, is sent to Rome to recover $1 million hidden by Mike Madigan, a gangster who was deported from the United States, fled to Rome with the million, and was murdered there by racketeers seeking the money. Rome police refuse to cooperate with Fister and threaten to arrest him if he persists in his investigation. Fister makes the acquaintance of Madigan's daughter, Vicky Shaw, who keeps secret from Fister her relationship with Madigan. (Fister believes that she was his mistress.) Vicky, who has a young child, permits Fister to sleep on her couch one night so that he might avoid his pursuers. The next morning Fister finds between the cushions a bloodstained apple with a key embedded in it, and he finds the money in Vicky's child's possession. Police apprehend the gangsters as they attempt to steal the money. After Vicky admits to Fister that she is Madigan's daughter, they decide to marry.