Al impersonates a magician and, accompanied by the magician's assistant, goes to a European principality to steal the negatives of compromising photos of a US Congressman, who is being blackmailed into supporting the country.
Al's simple task this time involves the recovery of a set of papers from a wall safe but, the safe is in a house located somewhere behind the Berlin Wall. Breaking in is the first trick, breaking back out again is the real challenge.
In Part 2 of this Cold War plot, Al reluctantly returns to the home of the East German general from whom he has stolen a set of papers, in order to plant disinformation about another character, in the safe.
Mundy is ordered to attend a foreign film festival and steal the only copy of an avant-garde motion picture. The movie's director accidentally filmed eleven American spies making a drop at a location behind the Iron Curtain and if the film is premiered the agents will all soon be captured or dead.
The SIA orders Mundy to give a Washington, D.C., party in hopes he can nab the pickpocket who recently invaded a similar event in order to find a microdot. Complications arise when an acquaintance arrives with a bomb strapped to him in hopes that Mundy can disarm it.
While on a mission to discredit a crack thief of an adversarial spy group, Mundy discovers the thief murdered during assignment and learns that he is an additional target of the other thief's mysterious assassin.
A SAC bomber with three nuclear weapons aboard crashes. The bombs are recovered but the 3311 "Black Box", a failsafe device that receives the plane's "Go Order" direct from the President, is missing and being held for ransom. Al Mundy must outbid the Russians and retrieve the device.