Spillane's classic, tough-as-nails private eye, Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach), takes to the streets of modern day New York City. It's not money that's driving the dedicated gumshoe, but a fiery passion for justice and the truth. Hammer's unorthodox methods often put him on the wrong side of the law, particularly with his ambitious nemesis, assistant D.A. Lawrence Barrington (Kent Williams), who does it by the book and expects everyone around him to do the same. From plush Park Avenue penthouses to a shoot out on the Staten Island Ferry to the seamy side streets of the world's most exciting city, Hammer stalks a dangerous array of underworld characters. Along the way, he's aided by a bevy of beauties, his faithful secretary Velda (Lindsay Bloom) and his best friend police captain Pat Chambers (Don Stroud). It's enough to keep him one step ahead of the D.A. and the NYPD.