Atthew Bannon, a poor art student, finds a bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his girlfriend fill his thoughts, until he realises he is being hunted. Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the International Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve are missing. Now the Ghost is on Bannon's trail, and he won't stop until he has exacted maximum revenge.