Stuart Bailey, now operating a one-man detective agency, is summoned to New York by Vincent Marion. Marion wants Bailey to buy his late younger brother Andy's way to heaven -- by making amends to those who Andy has wronged during a wasted life. Bailey must contend with a hostile New York City police detective and various characters whose motives are unclear. Bailey has $9,000 that Andy Marion left. But Andy's debts likely far outweigh the money. One mystery is Carla Stevens, who is following the detective. As the first part ends, Bailey lies in the basement of an ...
Stuart Bailey recovers from a beating and presses forward with his case, tracking down people who knew the late Andy Marion and attempt to make right the pain Andy had caused. Bailey encounters a series of eccentric characters who hold pieces of the puzzle. He also tracks down Carla Stevens, Andy's former girlfriend. Meanwhile, Andy's wife of one week turns up dead and New York City Lt. Butter looks to Bailey as the prime suspect. Bailey turns up a photograph of a large key and has a duplicate made. As the episode ends, Bailey has been fired by Victor Marion, the dead...
As Stuart Bailey digs deeper into the life the late Andy Marion, he discovers the dead man was dealing in art treasurers stolen by the Nazis in World War II. Vincent Marion, the dead man's brother, agrees to provide additional funds for Bailey to follow a lead to Italy. But Bailey doesn't know that Vincent Marion, an art dealer, is playing a deadly double cross.
Stuart Bailey crisscrosses Europe trying to solve the mystery of art objects stolen by the Nazis. The detective discovers the codename of Ajax. But other leads turn out to be literal dead ends. Bailey is also under observation by the U.S. Army unit charged with recovering priceless artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Bailey gets a lead that calls for him to fly to Israel. But before he can make a flight to Israel, he's about to be attacked by thugs in Paris.
Stuart Bailey fights off attackers in Paris then managers to check out of his hotel and catch a flight to Tel Aviv. Once there, he encounters a World War II veteran who provides valuable knowledge about how a half-billion dollars in artworks stolen by the Nazis were, in turn, stolen again. Vincent Marion, who originally hired Bailey, was behind the theft. He had his brother Andy killed after the younger Marion had tried to go into business for himself. After Marion commits suicide, Bailey moves to solve the marathon case.
Stu Bailey investigates the title for a piece of land in Oklahoma that could yield a fortune in oil. But the owner is afraid to reveal that she has Negro blood, a revelation that would ruin her standing in the White world.
Stu Bailey is hired by one of the richest women in the world to investigate a series of attempts on the life of her brother. The highlights of Bailey's investigation include a quick trip to Las Vegas and discovering an intruder breaking into his office. The private investigator discovers the brother is hiding something -- something that could mean the end of Bailey.
Stu Bailey is hired by wealthy Mrs. Patterson to find out who shot her daughter Sharon in the park. She suspects the boy from the poor side of town and pays Stu when Marco is arrested. He proves what she thinks happened is not the truth.
Bailey is hired by a retiring attorney to check into the background of his final client - a petty hoodlum accused of murder who, following his acquittal, admitted to the lawyer that he was, in fact, guilty.