The Organization of Federal Emergency Services is the most advanced and highly-equipped rescue and safety organization in the country. After a joint exercise with The Feds, the head honcho of OFES, Gerry Lehman, disappears, possibly murdered. When an audit reveals a $47 million discrepancy in the OFES accounts, Superintendent Dave Griffin oversees the investigation. Detective Sergeant Jo Moody is the spearhead, out in the field. She already has a bond with Gil McPherson, one of Gerry's young 'gladiators'. Gil hints that Gerry's a spook, tied up with the nation's intelligence services. Enter Hauptkommissar Jurgen Dietermann, who believes Gerry Lehman may be Gerhard Klemberg, wanted in Germany for industrial theft during the 1970s. Though he can't immediately prove the link, he's determined to uncover the truth.