Lanyard is recruited by the Govt. to find out where all the top criminals have been disappearing to. He is to contact an agent named Anson is New York. Upon contact Anson is killed and the only lead he leaves Lanyard is key to the Blue Lantern dance hall. The attempt to infiltrate fails and his next gamble takes him to the Blue Lantern in New Orleans where he is more successful and the final key to the puzzle leads him to the Copper Mountain Lodge in Nevada.