In Detroit, ambitious Scott Rogers is about to set up an illegal casino backed by the Cosa Nostra. But Rogers wants more -- he is seeking to be admitted as a Cosa Nostra member. Rogers bribes syndicate member Martin Rawl $50,000 to sponsor him. At the same time, a former business partner of Rogers threatens to go to the authorities. The ex-business partner is shot. Erskine and Colby lead the FBI's investigation into the matter. The bureau intercepts a shipment of gambling equipment. Now, Cosa Nostra family leader Nolan Crist decides to cut Rogers off from further family support. Before the case ends, even Erskine's life will be in danger as first Rogers, then Rawl, become threats to the Cosa Nostra.