A lodger's dark past comes back to haunt him. Nothing remarkable about Joe Brown. He is of average height and wears average clothes. His average looks are hidden behind a beard. But Joe Brown has a past that he wants to forget. He might have managed it, too. He might have moved on to a new life, if he hadn't answered an ad for a room to rent. But the beautiful Julia Ryan became his landlord, and in no time Joe Brown's past, and his secret, catch up with him. This time there will be no forgetting.