Beefy hunk Jon-Erik Hexum (who accidentally shot himself dead ) is Mac Harper, a model by profession and a spy-by inclination. Like that other suave and debonair prime-time impostor, Remington Steele, Harper also works for a female boss. Her name is Danielle Reynolds (played by Jennifer O'Neill), a beautiful and wealthy fashion photographer who has friends in very high and dangerous places. In this pilot episode, the pair goes to Central America to nail her husband's murderers.
It also stars Louis Jordan, Mary Crosby, Robert Webber, Doug McClure, Joe Santos and Catherine Oxenberg.
The photographic team goes to Italy to stop a vengeful cop from killing a diplomat he believes responsible for his daughter's murder.
OUTRIDER agent Calvin Tyler is assigned by Henry Towler to investigate moonshine operations in Tyler's own hometown of Trinity Pines, Tennessee. When there's no word from Tyler for three weeks, Henry calls on Danielle Reynolds and company to find out what happened. Danielle and Jack Striker go snooping and their actions antagonise local sheriff Skinner. (But of course, Skinner is in cahoots with the moonshiners!) Later, Danielle and Striker do find Tyler, but is he as clean as he claims to be?
Danielle Reynolds and gang come up against a white slavery ring where young girls are seduced with the high life, kidnapped and sold off to the highest bidders.
Danielle and Jack are tasked with stopping an anticipated oil swindle about to be perpetrated by businessman Joe Stanton, who had received secret information on the potential of a major offshore oil field from Paul Cooper, a geologist.
Instead of being rewarded, as promised, Cooper was killed, but not before he had hidden the secret information in a place known only to his girlfriend. With her help, Danielle and Jack attempt to turn the tables on Stanton.
Arthur McBride hosts an annual show to collect money for children who are innocent victims of terrorism. The collections are usually huge, none of which are channelled towards the children. Instead, they all go into McBride's pockets. Henry assigns Dani and Jack to expose this fraud.