Peter decides to adopt a falcon. Meanwhile, Lois receives a job as a voiceover artist, but not for the work she originally believes.
A WW II spy, Colonel Alec Nivin, is on a book tour in New York promoting his memoirs, in which he accuses a variety of people of war crimes and treasonous acts. Ellery's girlfriend and Nivin's publicist, Jenny O'Brien, finds the erstwhile spy dead in his office, been stabbed with an antique dagger, and is suspected of murdering him.moreless
Tod becomes entangled in an assassination plot involving an Arab king and the man hired to kill him, who bears a striking resemblance to Tod.