Officer Gode informs the detectives that one of his homeless men, a Frank Manfred, has disappeared and that some of the other Bowery citizens say he was kidnapped. The detectives are skeptical but follow up. Manfred has become the pawn in a South American Revolution. He is being used by Carlos Ruldan to impersonate a revolutionary leader named Colonel Bryar whom the people loved. When men with South American ties begin turning up dead the detectives believe there may be something to this kidnapping story.