Violence ignites Chicago when a U.S. crime lord’s bookkeeper; Pink Lenny; cuts a deal with his greatest rival; a Brazilian gangster. Tanner and his partner; Tobias Jones; go undercover to defuse it. They realize that Lenny’s deal; whatever its details; unsettles the balance of power in the crime underworld in the Brazilian’s favor. Tanner disrupts the Brazilian’s shipments coming in via Havana and tracks down Lenny. The U.S. crime lord; Solomon Caine; is also hunting for Lenny; who’s sighted in Vegas. In Vegas Tanner and Tobias Jones use Caine to get to Lenny; and begin working for the crime lord; helping him resist the Brazilian’s onslaught. When Lenny is sighted in Rio Tanner and Tobias Jones head out with Caine to capture him from the Brazilian who’s still protecting him. Tanner double-crosses Caine and captures Lenny himself; thereby restoring the balance of power and the equilibrium.