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 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 for the real ...
Did You Know?
If you're a fan of 1950s sci-fi movies, you may recognize the actor playing this episode's prime suspect. He's Grant Williams, who played the title role (battling both a ferocious house cat and a creepy tarantula) in Universal's 1958 classic The Incredible Shrinking Man. See more
Dr. Meade's name is spelled with an 'e' on the end in the credits and in his personnel file; it is spelled without an 'e' on his office door. See more
Thank you, doctor. Names, please?
Dr. Nina Revelli
Dr. Nina Revelli.
Dr. Maseo Tachikawa
Dr. Maseo Tachikawa.
Thank you. Will each of you step in front of the fluoroscope, please?