It's been two years since underworld boss Alex Nicholas was gunned down, and his brother Michael still struggles with the secret that Alex communicates with him through his laptop. This virtual, AI-Alex can foresee dangers in Michael's path, and appears to be trying to help him. Meanwhile, trouble is stirring in the Vatican, where Monsignor Kurt Schlegelberger is preparing for the ascension of the Free Forces Party, a throw-back to the Nazis. The Monsignor will stop at nothing, but Alex knows about certain clergy members' involvement in a series of murders in the US, and that puts Michael on Schlegelberger's radar. Dead or alive, the Nicholas brothers will have to be dealt with.