After fighting Sky Pirate last issue, the Black Condor is sent sailing into the Delaware River. Once in the river, Condor uses the grandfather's hatred as motivation to free himself from Sky Pirate's trap and free himself from drowning.
After regrouping with Ned Smith, Condor begins a search for Sky Pirate. He finds the Pirate, and tries to convince him not to go through with his plan for revenge. The Sky Pirate seems surprised that the Condor uses diplomacy instead of combat, but Condor's words to not stop him from continuing his plan to gain revenge on Lawrence Carbo.
The Pirate's plan, however, does not work as planned when Carbo's men move into position to kill the Sky Pirate. Black Condor stops Carbo's sharpshooter, allowing Sky Pirate to confront Carbo. The two former friends fight over their common love, and their past. In the end, Condor captures Sky Pirate, leaving a handcuffed Carbo stranded on the roof of his own building.