A lieutenant in the US Navy approaches a pair of diamond merchants in Antwerp, Belgium, and offers to sell them not only a perfect two-carat stone but also as many others as they want. Meanwhile the gem in Meredith's engagement ring attracts attention and arouses curiosity. The admiral traces its history, then he finds the same lieutenant (at the Naval Research Lab) and arrests him for conduct unbecoming and discrediting the service. Mac prosecutes, and Harm and Bud defend. The evidence presents a lurid story. Further, Harm takes custody of Mattie, and he places two birds in the same nest. Harm and Mac continue to talk, and the admiral makes a shattering discovery.
Did You Know?
When Merideth's friend says there should be a certificate number on the diamond and he doesn't see it. It would be believeable if he didn't use a magnifying glass which is 4 magnification and to see the number you need at least 30 magnification See more
The opening scene is said to be in Antwerp, Belgium. Actually the picture shown is Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, looking in the direction of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. See more