Mannix is on his way to go fishing in the desert when he stops at a roadside diner for gas and a check of his engine. While having a cup of coffee, he discovers that the couple who run the diner are being held hostage by three men. Mannix manages to reach the authorities -- but the mystery deepens when the couple claim to know nothing of their supposed kidnapping. Written by
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Mr. Mannix acquires a revolver at one point and proceeds to fire 5 rounds at a retreating car. Later, he fires 2 rounds at an aeroplane, in spite of never finding any more rounds for the revolver than were already in the cylinder. See more