Blake investigates a lumber mill where a series of deadly accidents have caused the owner to fear a saboteur was at work. His work is complicated by the attention he is receiving from the mill owner's beautiful daughter which is resented by nearly all of the unmarried men working in the yard. Blake finally gets a break when his cover is blown and one of the workers tries to kill him. Written by
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Lt. Rod Blake
Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know, every occupation has its specialized tools. This is a pike pole, part of a lumberman's equipment. Made of hardwood, it has this long steel spike in the end. It's an extremely useful tool when you're wrangling logs... it's also a very dangerous weapon in a fight. You'll meet the pike pole again in a story called, "Excitement at Milltown".