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When a professional wrestler called the Masked Avenger goes missing, his daughter Terri turns to Mathnet for help, and George has to take his place in the big match.
Nerdy Spiro Gearloose claims to have created an airplane that can control the weather, and now someone is trying to hijack it. But is the machine real, or is it just hot air?
Broadway star Lauren Bacchanal is kidnapped and the evidence points to her understudy, Eve Adams, an old college friend of Kate's.
The Mathnetters are in a race to catch two thieves in separate cases involving coins, one who is vandalizing parking meters and another who robbed George's apartment of his laundry money.
Kate and George have just moved in to the Mathnet division at NYPD, meeting Captain Joe Greco, Sgt. Abruzzi, and a new ally, cabdriver Benny Pill. As they are fresh off "The Case of the Ersatz Earthquake," Kate and George are well-prepared to hear about another prognosticator. This guy worked long hours to swindle five prominent city lawyers out of a few thousand bucks by predicting the results of a horse race.moreless
For some time, a "prognosticator" named Sybil Divine has been exposing her apparent ability to predict earthquakes. She intends to extort money from L.A. Mayor Quail [sic] with her big scam. Everyone in town is convinced she can predict the big quake that will rock Southern California within the next half-century. Assistant Chief Rosa Morales knows better, as do Kate and George. They must prove it.moreless