Identity theft, impersonation, and murder lead Detective Mahoney and the narrator across the county to New York to find the connection between two 'look-alikes.' Are they responsible for killing Homer Hunter? Or will a crank call from a mentally disturbed youth led them to the murderer? Did he convert into action his belief that old people are useless and should die? Meanwhile, Mahoney's former girlfriend shows up in town and wants to reunite with him.