Because the daughter of the owner of the Washington, D.C. rooming house where young college instructor Phil Faraday-is staying has a boyfriend in the Super Intelligent Service, Phil finds himself unknowingly tabbed as a master spy. He is working on a book that will rehabilitate the reputation of Indian fighter General Comstock; the pin-headed director of the SIS knows that there is a top secret called Operation Comstock, and that is about all the proof he needs to convince himself that Faraday is giving away government secrets. As Phil's research takes him from Washington to Kentucky to Wyoming, he is followed by an ever- increasing horde of SIS men, the personnel of two rival spy rings, an FBI agent and a newscaster. The book ends in Spain where Phil and his fiancee help to make a movie about Comstock. How they got there, and what the secret of the Comstock Project is, makes a book whose overly insistent spoofing of Pentagon brass, government agencies, midwest colleges and the movie industry is only occasionally funny.