Power and apathy are fuel for the Engines of Corruption. The power wielded by the ruthless, and the apathy of law allow the independent crime lords of the underworld to collaborate and establish a powerful international crime cartel. This underworld force, headed by U.S. crime lord Cy Manat, hides behind the protections afforded by constitutional law that allow them to acquire commercial and industrial enterprises using racketeering methods.
The complacent law enforcement agencies see no danger. But a police officer, Harold Parkins does. He can't confide in his superiors - the crime lords have corrupted them as well. So, using his powers of persuasion, personal friends and a great deal of chutzpah, he recruits a cadre of powerful international personalities in industry and the government. These movers and shakers create a benign but hi-tech underworld of their own to fight the crime lords on equal terms.