Novelist Graham Tree whose smeared characters are thinly disguised awakens on the autopsy table after a severe beating and attempted barbiturate poisoning so Amos believes the culprit must be caught before a successful second attempt.
Burke infiltrates the organization of a deported mobster who has employed the talents of a diabolical chemist and the funds of foreign governments to execute a fiendish plan to sack New York City and carry out political assassination.
When persons trying to contact British agents say a password are killed, Burke is directed to investigate and finds a plot to use a Soviet satellite launch and a phony atomic threat to lure British defenses to an underground gas trap.
Amos helps a scientist who has invented a new type bomb and his assistant defect but the scientist is kidnapped during the escape and help for a ransom of uncut diamond under threat of exploding the bomb in Vienna.
Burke in Mexico to ensure the passage of a treaty gets embroiled in a conspiracy to derail the treaty between a Mexican labor leader and a Mexican industrialist who want it to appear that the United States wants to assassinate the leader.
Burke is sent to a Pacific island run by a ruthless dwarf profiteer to extract a U.S. intelligence cryptographer with a photographic memory in order to prevent intelligence secrets from being compromised.
Burke must infiltrate an international criminal organization which plans to use a peace group's plan to use an LSD gas to render the Washington D.C. population ineffective as a cover to steal military secrets.
To gain business and political secrets, a Machiavellian mogul uses a newly developed drug which gains immediate truthful answers followed by the subjects drug induced unstoppable desire to commit suicide.
Burke must thwart the plan of the ruthless wife of an exiled South American dictator to hide the terminal illness so the dictator can get revolutionary financing from the Chinese who want a foothold in South America.
When the government receives a note demanding the release of two spies under threat of the release of a virulent rice fungus on the Asian mainland, Burke is sent to investigate in Ceylon where the developer of the fungus resides.