Johnny looks for his friend's killer in Chinatown and finds an unscrupulous acquaintance from his army days who is cheating the inhabitants with crooked immigration deals. He sends his goon Tikon to kill Johnny with Karate.
Johnny narrowly misses a War vet pawning his Distinguished Service Cross for a handgun. The recently escaped mental patient has long intended to kill the wife he came to believe was betraying him while he was in Korea.
Hardworking family man, Tom (Jack Weston) is stressed by his ex-con older brother, Vic (Marc Lawrence). Vic wants Tom to endanger his straight life and help out on his latest criminal sure thing days before Christmas.
High-profile attorney Solomon Bradshaw is desperate for a defense of his wealthy client Jessica Winthrop who is charged with murdering her husband. Bradshaw is utterly convinced of her innocence, yet Mrs. Winthrop refuses to answer any questions in her own defense, maintaining that it would violate her self-avowed pacifist ideals. Bradshaw intends to hire private detective Johnny Staccato to commit perjury in court and provide an alibi for Mrs. Winthrop. Johnny agrees on the condition that he is given the opportunity to meet Mrs. Winthrop first. In her holding cell, ...