New York was powerless in the hands of the Black Police and its maddened master—and when men dared oppose this red regime of the Underworld, they were struck down by a frightful plague! Even the Federal government, which had stepped in to hold a New Deal for Manhattan, found itself hopelessly defeated by intimidated ballots at the polls! In this moment of black despair, a single, desperate hope remained. For Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, had come down from his mountain retreat. With him was a gallant legion of honest fighting men who had sworn to take the law into their own hands and fight fire with fire!