The 87th Precinct squadroom is held hostage by a dead con’s suicidal wife, armed with a .38 and a bottle of nitro. Her target—Steve Carella!
Pregnant policeman’s wife is nabbed along with the loot following a massive department-store heist; she’s now a hostage, as her husband fights against time to find her.
Three-time loser has finally struck gold—thirty-six pounds of it. But when it turns out to be radioactive, killing all who touch it, he takes desperate measures to strike it rich.