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.
Alex's latest assignment is to rob a casino that is passing counterfeit money. But he doesn't think he can do it on his own. He says he needs the help of the best thief of all time, his father. So he has to try and convince his father to do so.
Mundy is sent in to bring back William Dover, an SIA executive, so the SIA won't have to kill him. So, Al goes undercover as a ballet expert, seeking to break a catatonic Dover out of the hospital, but the bad guys are on to him.