Harry Baker, a workaholic management agent for the TV network news stars - including Dan, Peter and Tom - is sitting at his table in the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room when he spots Howard Cosell at the bar. But it's not really Howard, just a lookalike who fools everybody.

Baker is soon drawn into a complicated spy adventure, enlisted by an old Army buddy who now works for the CIA.Tucker, a New York broadcaster, has put Harry in the middle of a bizarre tale involving trips to Washington and Europe, threats from and a torrid romance with a georgeous 6-foot-6 Chinese assassin, and a blundering mix of friends and spies. Not to mention duplicates of TV news anchors.