One night in her apartment in Washington, a woman Navy ensign shoots and kills a colonel of the Turkish army; she claims self-defense for her safety while he appeared to make a sexual advance on her. Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate. The Turkish government applies political pressure on the admiral through the SecNav. Harm shows much persistence and perseverance, and Mac uses her feminine instincts. Someone opens fire on Harm and the defendant. Harm defends the ensign in a preliminary hearing; then he invites her to dinner at his pad, but she fails to show up. Later that evening in the office the admiral tells Harm more about the case. Bud and Harriet take another step together.