Detective Rex Carter, now flabby but still fast, is hired to find millionaire Cavan O'Dowda's missing Mercedes which contained an unusual accessory. O'Dowda's stepdaughter was driving but she, apparently, has temporary amnesia. This engages two governments, not to mention Interpol and, at one point, finds Carter literally gaffed like a fish and thrashing for his life. It also includes a private wax museum where The Melting Man reveals a macabre secret and provides a final touch for the Canning fan. Rough and heady.