It's New Year's Eve and the party is in full swing at the Lite N Easy Bar. A mysterious stranger wanders in to the bar looking for Hammer and it has everybody jumpy. However, it turns out that he is an ambassador for a new European country, Altos. In the bar, Pat Chambers relates the story of how Hammer had helped the establishment of Altos. Hammer witnessed the murder of a lawyer who was part of a push for democracy in Altos. Hammer lends a hand and looks for the killers, who are supporters of the old regime.