In the Blue Note, Casey, Ann, and Ethylbert discuss their latest assignment. It’s a story that’ll break up the numbers racket, and a visit to the Polichek home is made. Why is Mrs Polichek on the edge of er nerves, and in tears? She shares her sob story about how her husband’s betting on the numbers is ruining her life. Get into Mr Polichek’s head as he also explainshis gambling addiction to the lisening reporter and photographer.
How can the cops help Casey learn about who runs the numbers racket? Will Casey be able to set up his own sting operation to get the goods on the racketeers? It’s off to the pool halls and the low lifes who are there, and Casey learns that he’s a target of wrath if the gangsters ever get their hands on him. Things will go really bad for Casey if the thugs realize who he is, but will he manage to break the racket apart?
Will the bad guys be too untouchable? Will Casey listen to Ann, and steer clear of danger? What if they play their own sting operation to lure Casey into a trap? Will Casey and Ann be taking for a long ride that they won’t be coming back from?
After desperate measures, and a little bruising, Casey shares with Ethylbert and Ann how he solved the case. What about the Polichek’s? Have they learned their lesson and cured the numbers addiction?