Mike sneaks into the guarded apartment of a visiting Arab dignitary, only to find him dead, after which he is hit over the head and accused of his murder. He escapes and tries to clear his name, with the help of the past-her-prime film star who occupies the apartment next door.
Curious about what made a ruthless killer who's been convicted of five murders, Mike enters the state prison to get a photograph and interview with the man before his execution. But during the interview, the killer puts his escape plan in motion, and takes Mike and a priest hostage.
After a mobster,an old schoolmate of Mike's, is gunned down in front of Anton's shop, Mike finds out about a secret meeting of the heads of various organized-crime outfits and sets out to get some photos of it.
A man is photographed right in the act of robbing a restaurant and killing a waitress. All the witnesses believe they recognize the killer as an older man with no previous record. But Mike begins to suspect that the case is too pat.
Mike suspects the body recently pushed into a well belongs to the man he was hired to prove is still alive. Before he can prove the two men are the same, Mike must convince miners he is still alive, since no one will risk their own lives to bring up a corpse.