Private investigator, LOU LUCK (LUCCIARDI), returns from a failed assignment in Australia to his hometown of Cincinnati. He is hired by AUDREY LANE, wife of deceased (murdered) DONALD LANE, CEO of Quartermain Electronics, to protect her from the violence that has already claimed the lives of other family members, including her younger sister, NOREEN. Lou meets MANLEY PRESTON--an Australian--at a bar. The two are forced into a quick friendship by taking each others part in a brawl. In actuality, Preston is a mercenary hired by the RUSSIANS to eliminate the key individuals in the Quartermain upper echelons and to recover stolen Soviet missile codes. Kozinsky's motive--besides money--is revenge against the Russians for killing his brother, IVAN. A third, half-brother, DEMKO, is the mastermind behind the entire scheme. Audrey's goal is to have Preston eliminate all the Quartermain people, give her the codes and then leave the Russians locked out of their own missile system. With control ...