A tennis pro tries to blackmail a candidate for governor, and is found dead in a remote area. His wife hires Mannix to investigate the man's death. Mannix travels to the state where the man died, and becomes embroiled in the political back-and-forth involving the candidate who was the target of the blackmail and his staff, as well as the activities of the candidate's opponents -- while also dealing with an oily woman who owns a chain of newspapers. Written by
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Early in the episode, Mannix is being driven in a chauffeured limousine owned by newspaperwoman Claire Hanley (Patricia Barry). At one point, he raps on the privacy glass to signal the driver that he wants to be dropped off. The driver immediately steers to the right on a rural highway with no buildings or other vehicles visible on that side of the road. But when the shot changes to show the completion of the maneuver from the front, the limousine is suddenly on a city street with buildings and parked cars lining the street. See more