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Rosser, a British intelligence agent, is murdered by communists in Beirut, whereupon Intelligence Chief MacGillivray persuades mild-mannered country doctor Jason Love to go to the Middle East and learn what information Rosser had discovered. Having done a bit of undercover work during World War II, Jason eagerly anticipates a little adventure in the sunshine. En route to Lebanon, he meets a beautiful model, Vikki, and decides to catch a later flight. After watching his scheduled plane explode shortly after takeoff, Jason realizes the seriousness of his mission. Once in Beirut, he and another British agent learn that communists plan to assassinate the pro-British Prince of Zahlouf, thereby threatening Britain's Eastern oil treaties. Although Jason thwarts the assassination attempt, he is forced to climb to the top of a castle to avoid an angry mob. He is snatched from his perch by a Russian helicopter, the "Dove of Peace," which ostensibly is on a global goodwill mission. Jason finds that Vikki is also aboard. Upon learning of Jason's plight, MacGillivray arranges for the craft to be sidetracked to Canada. As the plane sets down, Vikki tries to push Jason to safety but is shot. Jason tumbles out of the emergency exit, however, just as the helicopter takes off again. A message from MacGillivray asks Jason to take another little trip, but he intends to have no part of it.