A box of home made recordings, bought at a consignment shop, may point to a murder. Are there any clues that Nick can go on to begin to unravel the mystery? Nick and Patsie listen to the voice of a 22 year old woman who was held captive. Who is Ralph, and why does he want Nancy to sign over her inheritance to him?
The story of the captivity comes out in the series of fragmented, short recordings. What will Nick be able to make of it all? Is the only hope in avenging the murder of Nancy and her father? Nick reviews the clues with Patsie, along with other artifacts found in the box of records.
A flight to Toronto is in store, as Nick talks to the police about the Dearing family, and the strange disappearances. A girl has made an appearance on the scene, claiming to be Nancy, and Nick needs to move fast to put a stop to the imposter. An extra break comes when Nick encounters the man who sent the box of records to himself, that later went to the consignment shop. Details explode, and Nick gets ready to spring his final trap.