Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." Lisabeth O'Shaughnessy is the elusive femme fatale who seduces Lorry into thinking he can save both himself and O'Shaughnessy by locating the urn. But who is O'Shaughnessy: needing and vulnerable damsel or complotting and villainous dame? Meanwhile, a myriad of hit men affiliated with various organizations, including the Alexander Boys (the gay mob), are trying to track down both the urn and Lorry.
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So you're just going to plug me, huh? That's not your style, you lily-livered, two-bit soda jerk.
"Lily-livered"? "Two-bit"? "Soda jerk"? I'm the number-one man in this world, see. I just took care of Dante Berasconi. There's not one yegg from Somaliland to Kingdom Come who could usurp me. Top of the world, I'm on top of the world!
You're still nothing. Nothing comes from nothing, pal. You're just some cheap, dime-store imitation of Glenn Ford and Jimmy Cagney. The lamentation's wearing off, ...
References The Killers