A newspaper reporter who writes fluff pieces is surprisingly gunned down by a hit man. Mike's only clue as to why anyone would want him dead are tickets the writer had to the Great White Way Dance Palace. With a woman reporter posing as one of the dancers, Hammer uncovers a scheme where young women are abducted and sold overseas.moreless
Mike runs into Lori Richards, a woman he hasn't seen in years, working at a chic New York café. She tells him she may need his help, but is murdered before giving him details. His investigation leads to her employer, a Park Avenue society matron runninganescort service, and her greedy partners who are branching out into extortion.moreless
A group of American dancers is traveling to the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. Mike checks on the gal who missed the flight and finds her dead in her apartment and her boyfriend on the scene. Though he denies killing her, he confesses she was going to smuggle a hot diamond overseas on his behalf. Thinking one of the other hoofers may have murdered for the jewel, Hammer heads to the Fair.moreless
A psychoanalyst contacts Mike when one of his patients is blackmailed with a secret she'd revealed only in his office. Hammer finds the office has been bugged by a couple running a high-end dress shop. Mike and the doctor bait their trap with a false confession from a planted patient during a session and wait for the blackmailers to strike.moreless
Mike searches for the person behind a series of threatening events at an exclusive girls' prep school. Highcliff's new headmistress thinks someone is trying to make her look bad while one student claims that she's the real target of the attempted murderer.