Season 2 Episode 5

Design for Death

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 31, 1979 on ABC
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Design for Death
Sarah Bancroft, a swimsuit designer, is planning to launch her line at the Desert Inn. She hires Dan, because it seems that her models are being terrorized. Dan begins by interviewing a girl who had a car accident; he also meets an old girlfriend, Holly, another model, who saw a man through a pipe on them. Dan goes to see Manny the mechanic, and learns that her car was tampered with. Later, there's a fire at the photo lab of Tom, Sarah's nephew, the photographer. The man fearing that Holly might recognize him kills her. Sarah considers canceling the show but Tom convinces her that they should go on. Tom goes to see the man, and his boss, George Crowley. It seems that Crowley is suppose to arrive at the Desert Inn with two million in diamonds. It seems he wants security concentrated at the fashion show, and his man will rob him of the diamonds, and he will then file an insurance claim and blame it on the inadequate security. When Crowley fears that Dan is getting too close, they try to kill him but miss. After being treated Dan decides to talk to Tom. Dan tells Tom that no one forced his or her way into the lab so it meant that it was an inside job. And he also suspects that this whole thing was not about hurting Sarah but drawing security away from Crowley. Dan arrives at the hotel just as Crowley's man was about to leave with the diamonds but tackles him, who tells him that Crowley's his boss. Dan catches Crowley just as he is about to leave in a helicopter.moreless

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