At Perry Mason's suggestion, Paul Drake is hired to screen employees at Tryon Industries for a meeting when the owners think their industrial process for desalinization might be stolen. After the details were discussed in the meeting, they find it was stolen and brought to market by a competitor, Coleridge Associates. The obvious suspect is Dr. Todd Meade a former employee at Coleridge and who may at one time have been - and still be - involved with their CEO Rhonda Coleridge. Also, on the development team are Dr. Maseo Tachikawa and Dr. Nina Revelli from Japan and Italy respectively - both countries are known for their involvement in industrial espionage. Dr. Maseo Tachikawa is found to be making investments worth far more than his salary. When a counterspy hired by Tryon and working undercover is found dead in Meade's lab, it's Meade who is arrested and charged with murder. When Paul finds that Perry's office has been bugged, they are able to use it to their advantage and set a trap... Written by
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Horace Lehigh, one of the scientists working for Tryon Laboratories, is actually a private detective working for Dr. Scranton and using an assumed name. He is referred to by this assumed name during the murder trial, even though court actions require that all parties be referred to by their legal names. See more
I would like your permission to have the light dimmed so we can project some film.
Any objections Mr. Burger
Your honor I realize that Mr.Mason has gone to infinite pains to present this little dramatic interlude for us, although I doubt it will serve any useful purpose. I would hate to deprive defense counsel an opportunity ti get a head line in the evening's paper.
The district attorney generosity is exceeded only by his wit.