Top-level attorney John Trask (Jack Lord) is actually a top Mob boss whose "clients" are really his under-bosses running operations in the San Francisco underworld. At the beginning of the show, a hit man assassinates Trask's No. 2 man on Trask's orders. Ironside, realizing the killer didn't stay around to see if the victim was dead, sends out the word that the victim is still alive and being held in a secure hospital prison ward. Trask gains admittance to the prison-ward lobby by claiming attorney-client privilege, but Ironside (as himself), Eve (posing as a nurse) and Mark (posing as a prison orderly) keep him from getting into the man's room. Not to be outdone, Trask rigs a bomb right outside the hospital ward gate to explode, injuring himself and Ironside slightly and the guard beside the gate seriously, in order to get another orderly into the ward and then into the room. But Ironside has it set up so the orderly (on Trask's payroll) finds a false clue and lure Trask into trying ... Written by
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The title comes from the saying "dead men tell no tales." See more