A jeweler whose shop is located near Mannix' detective agency is murdered, and in the crowd outside the murder scene, Mannix runs into Bill Chase, a buddy from his days in the Korean War. Chase tells Mannix he's in trouble and asks Mannix to visit the small mountain town where he serves as a fire ranger so he can tell Mannix about his situation. Within a short time of his arrival in the town, however, Mannix finds a deepening mystery, as he's shot at, injured falling down a hill, and learns that the woman who claims to be Chase's wife is a completely different woman. Written by
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Hal K. Dawson
's character, the jeweler, is mistakenly called "Kessler" in the end credits despite the fact that both Mannix and Police Officer Carlos call him "Kester" and the fact that his name appears in bold letters as "Aaron Kester" on the door to his business at the beginning of the episode. See more