By apppealing to his scientific vanity, Micky manages to lure Austin to a talk show/expose to act as a scientific consultant as host Marty Corrigan tries to discredit a self-proclaimed witch, Sabrina. However, the witch's curse apparently comes true after Marty drinks one of her "potions". Analysis of the potion reveals nothing, and it has no effect on anyone else. Corrigan appears to have died of an intense case of influenza. Then the witch turns up dead. Austin's investigation eventually turns up that an old colleague, Dr. Drakovich, killed Corrigan using the witch's potion as a ruse to deliver a genetically tailored "designer virus," to protect his son from exposure.moreless
Austin is called in when a reactor built by Serendip malfunctions, and a staff member inside is dead. The body is inaccessible because of the high levels of radiation flooding the chamber.
New secretary Mickey Castle is assigned to work for company owner Austin James, an eccentric scientist and investigator. The two soon become enmeshed in two mysteries: a woman who died of exposure but her body is colder then the surrounding air, and an error in Austin's water bill that leads to murders by strange mechanical and electrical malfunctions.moreless