Years after the war, Marco, now back in the United States working as an intelligence officer, begins suffering a recurring nightmare. In the dreams that Major Marco was experiencing, the platoon were all together surrounded by what appeared to be sweet little old ladies. In reality it was all part of their brainwashing. The platoon were all seated together and one of the ladies tells Sergeant Shaw to murder two of his comrades from their platoon. The backdrop with all of the little old ladies changes back and forth between them and Chinese and Soviet intelligence officials. When Marco learns that another soldier from the platoon has been suffering the same nightmare, he investigates why this is happening. He discovers that there are other members of the platoon which are experiencing the same nightmare now he sets out to solve the mystery.