|Shooter awakens one morning with intent of
stopping some crime. He
takes a taxi to Times Square, but just misses a drug related crime. A
hours later he decides to drink a few beers and enjoy a topless show in
a strip club. While there, a stripper tells him that if he's looking
bad guys, most of them are carrying brief cases, not guns.
Shooter goes home and finally gets an idea to go after the
industry because of an episode of Geraldo. A man featured on the show
in jail because he sought vengeance against the tobacco industry
of cigarettes killing his wife. Weeks later Shooter has collected
information and an address to go after a tobacco executive that he
is responsible for the woman's death. He arrives at the executive's
He turns invisible and slips past the security guards. His first goal
to find the safe. While searching, he finds some interesting papers on
a desk. He gathers them to take and also beats up a few security guards
that catch him in the act. The executive he was looking for is out of
The police sirens wail, so he makes a hasty escape.
The next day Shooter is reading the papers he stole and he
a cover-up by another tobacco executive. The cover-up involves forcing
workers to pick wet tobacco in the rain knowing that the tobacco
a virus which could be spread in this manner. Shooter flies to Virginia
to meet the executive and catches him forcing his workers to do the
task that made others seriously ill. Shooter pile up the tobacco leaves
on top of the man and stuffs his mouth full of the virus infected
He takes a picture. Days later, he writes a warning letter to the
industry that he will repeat this to anyone who sends the workers out
By this time, the first tobacco executive has increased
on his home. Shooter breaks in again. He defeats the security guards
by one as well as the attack dogs. Shooter robs the safe, and leaves
executive a warning note.
Shooter then breaks the man out of jail--the one he'd seen on Geraldo--
and gives him the money to go live a free life.
The story ends with the tobacco executive releasing a study that does
connect cigarettes and lung cancer.
According to series writer Art Holcomb,
"Jim Shooter gave me the plots that he wanted for issues #1 and #8. I
and plotted the remainder of the stories in the mini-series." The plots
to the rest of the series reportedly still exist.