Fat Ollie Weeks fancies himself a writer along the lines of Joseph Wambaugh that has written a sure fire bestseller. That it’s not very long shows that our boy doesn’t really understand. When his “book” is stolen from his car, he turns the city upside down frantically looking for it. You see, it’s his only copy(these were the days when carbon copies ruled).
The crook thinks it’s a report on a hidden cache of gems and starts looking for them. When no street names or businesses match up, he presumes it’s code and tries to break it.
While Ollie is trying to find his bestseller, the 87th is stuck working real crimes. The fun is watching Ollie’s single-minded hunt for the thief.