Period drama. When a Ballarat school Principal is found dead Blake and Lawson go back to their old school. Why has this man of standing been killed? Well, it would appear that there are more than a few women folk in the town that wouldn't be sorry to see him gone. Then there's the Assistant Principal, a man known to both Blake and Lawson - they all went to school together and neither of them remember him fondly. But the motive to murder has to be strong, and Blake and Charlie have to overcome Lawson's prejudices to get to the truth.