A chance meeting with a drunk lawyer in a restaurant brings Phantom his latest case. That of the lawyer's missing wife. As Phantom begins investigation it seems to him it's a simple case of the wife having run away from home perhaps with a lover. But when Phantom lands up at the lawyer's house to further question him he runs into an unknown man outside the lawyer's flat who upon seeing Phantom pushes him and escapes on a motorcycle. Phantom finds the lawyer's flat's main door open and entering inside he sees the lawyer lying face down on a sofa and not responding.