Banacek assists the daughter of a stage magician who, suspected of grand larceny, disappeared during his act - for real.
An experimental rocket engine that is sought after by both the government and private industry disappears.
Banacek tries to figure out how a $5 million racehorse was switched for another during its morning workout.
A precious jewel encrusted coach vanishes from the hold of a steamer that was to transport it to an Eastern shah as a wedding present for his American bride. Banacek takes the case, and also does what he can to derail the recent engagement of Carlie Kirkland and Henry DeWitt.
A highly prized medical computer disappears from a lab fortified with electric fences and sensitive alarms.
Banacek gets to locate a 3 ton, 11 foot tall statue that somehow disappeared before its unveiling.