In this series opener, mob lawyer Nicholas Cain runs afoul of Mob boss George Vincent who orders a hit on the attorney.
After his fiancee is killed by a Mob assassination attempt meant for him, attorney Nicholas Cain decides to work with the government to bring down top mobster George Vincent.
Cain's next target: Lennie Bircher who controls the produce district of a large city.
Cain arrives in a small but wide open county in the Southwest to bring down Herman Coombs, the man who runs the show. But it's going to be easier said than done because Coombs has the town's police force in his hip pocket.
Narcotics kingpin Louis Strode appears to have gotten out of the business after the drug overdose of his son but Cain has his doubts and searches for evidence with which to get Strode indicted.
Cain's newest target is corrupt boxing czar Tom Larch but he has a hard time finding witnesses willing to testify against the man.
Dock workers Wilt Farrell and Hank Conrad are lifelong friends but they move in different directions when Cain begins an investigation of waterfront corruption.
An examination of mobster Frank Neehan's records turns up the name Phillip Hallson--a federal judge to whom Neehan's case is suddenly transferred.
Cain moves to expose a trucking czar who's in league with the Mob but once again discovers that potential witnesses are unwilling to talk.
Racketeers plot to takeover a transportation firm and use it for their smuggling operations.
Cain tries to persuade a bookkeeper to provide evidence against a numbers boss.
Public relations man Phillip Collerane sets out to smear Cain because the attorney got his biggest client, pornographer Milt Bonner, indicted.
While visiting an old chum who's now district attorney of a rural county, Cain gets roped into defending a mobster on an assault charge. But it turns out that things were not quite as they seem on the night of the assault.
The man Cain believes is responsible for a murder has an ironclad alibi--he was locked up in jail.
Cain smells something rotten when he discovers that a big-time gambling boss is backing a reform candidate in an election for district attorney.
Singer Norma Sherman is released from prison after serving a two year term for narcotics possession. She tries to stay clean but soon reverts to her old habits.
Released from prison after a ten year stint, former loan shark Walter Hayes expects the syndicate to give him back his former territory. He finds out that things have changed. There's a new breed of mobsters who are running things and they have no place for him.
Cain's newest target is crooked bail bondsman Arnie Groat who set a man up to be murdered for syndicate bigwig Howard Judlow.
Hank Shannon, a nightclub entertainer with Mob connections, is an old pal of Cain. He agrees to provide Cain with information about a Mob conference being held at the Las Vegas home of burned out mobster Marcus Jackson but Shannon might need Jackson's help to emerge with his hide in one piece.
A son rejects the dying wish of his gambling czar father but his uncle won't let things go and gets him involved in a scheme to fix a basketball game.
From his home of exile in Corsica, deported mobster Mike Colonni makes an attempt to re-enter the country.
Ace crime reporter Pete Fleming, burdened by heavy gambling debts, sells out to the Mob.