Sedentary by nature, Octavius Bear is not a big Sports enthusiast. So, it is a bit out of character for him to pack his investigative team plus the Cubs and their governess onto the luxurious Ursa Minor helicopter and head for New York City. His assignment: investigate the killing of Ozzie Ostrich, a professional basketball player. The primary suspect is Joe Jeau, star member of the Gotham Giraffes pro ball team. The Giraffe’s Head Coach, an old schoolmate of the Great Bear, wants him to clear his top performer’s name and if possible, find the true killer.
The team gets tangled up with professional gamblers, possible personal rivalries and even love interests. Once again, the detectives are assisted by Chita and the near-miraculous Artificial Intelligence Unit, Ursula 8. Needless to say, the Cubs have a spectacular time in the Big Apple. New York will never be the same. Oh yes, the real killer is discovered.