The 1936 Summer Olympics are about to begin, and it is under the cover of this event that Paul Schumann arrives in Berlin to carry out a clandestine mission. Schumann is a mob hit man who is out of running room and has been given a choice by the Federal government. Schumann can enter Germany under the guise of a journalist covering the Olympics and assassinate Reinhardt Ernst, the brilliant mastermind behind Adolf Hitler&s quiet rebuilding of Germany&s military. If he accomplishes this mission, and makes it out of Germany alive, he will receive a substantial amount of cash, a clean record, and a new start. His alternative is to do hard time in a Federal prison.