Peter Martin, the son of a respected doctor who often ministered to the less fortunate, is found at the bottom of the stairs in his home with his neck broken. His sister does not believe the medical examiner's conclusion that his death was accidental, and hires Mannix to find out if he was murdered, and if so, by whom. A clue left by a young boy whom Mannix observes spying on the Martin home leads Mannix to a Chicano neighborhood, where he discovers further evidence about Martin's death, but also uncovers resentments and accusations toward Martin by some residents of the neighborhood.
Did You Know?
The basement set where Mannix and Carlos Valera have their final confrontation near the end of the episode is the same basement set seen in the climax of the previous episode, "Merry Go Round for Murder". See more
When the police car that brought Mannix and Carlos to the station is parked, the license plate seen is a dealership license (DLR 4). A police vehicle should have a California "Exempt" plate. See more