An actor has close ties to a police officer, and gets to be on crime scene investigations. Though fairly young, his specialty is in playing elderly people. When a rash of strange deaths occur among the elderly, he puts his theatrical skills to work to infiltrate the agency who is running ads in the paper asking for the elderly to participate.
In each case, the dead person seems to have died of malnourishment, but each also is found with loads of cash on their person. Why didn’t they just buy smoothing to eat? Though his identity is quickly found out in the screening process, the agency decidees to take the risk to let our young actor do his part.
The mission is to travel back in time to bet on sure things. Sports events, and other things where the outcome is already known. The round trip has the affect of being gone for several weeks. The one catch is that only living matter may be transported, nothing that has died. Why is that significant? What else is there in the time traveling process that causes the elderly subjects to die? For that matter, why is it important to use the elderly?