The Scarlet Baron, a shrewd criminal demagogue, had inflamed the American people to white-hot madness with his false promises of wealth for all! Great hosts of misguided men stormed the country, bent on plunder, rapine, and murder. Countless innocent persons were slaughtered, burned, crucified. No human was safe from one moment to the next. The greatest nation in the world had gone completely mad! Only a pitiful handful of men were left to preserve the ideals of American liberty and justice. Headed by Jimmy Christopher, Ace of the Intelligence, they did their valiant best. With Diane Elliot and Tim Donovan apparently sacrificed in vain - with his own life a forfeited pawn - Operator 5 faces the gravest crisis of his career and his most dangerous enemy!