When you are a witness to an assassination trouble stalks you. It was no different for David Niven and his friend Chris Stern. The last words of the dying Islamic scholar are a plea to destroy information the old man has discovered. His plea leads to further death when the Shah of Iran is faced with civil strife and rebellion. It is that strife that brings Chris Stern, an expert in Security systems into the hands of the religious zealots.
Religion and wars have destroyed thousands of innocent people throughout the world. A brother and his betrothed are used to lure Chris Stern who has the keys to the American military secrets and heads of state throughout the world into the hands of religious zealots orchestrating the downfall of the Peacock dynasty. Death is the reward for anyone unclean and not part of the one truth faith.