Five average, middle-aged suburban guys jokingly call themselves the Thursday Night Mafia, and their weekly blackjack game appears to be an innocent pastime. But looks can be deceiving, as casual talk over cards leads to an ill-fated plot to scam Lake Tahoe casinos. Their lives are thrown into a downward spiral faster than you can shuffle the cards. Caught red-handed by mob goons, and facing certain death if they don't repay a fortune they don' have, they turn to Rick. He secretly schemes to use their inside knowledge of Air Force operations to his own end, as they commandeer a plane with nuclear weapons for ransom. But the BlackJack Bomber holds Cold War secrets bigger than Rick's, and a crack team of Air Force security specialists, led by Lieutenant Colonel Bart Winfield, joins forces with National Security Agency operatives to hunt down Rick. His vengeful plans include the destruction of Lake Tahoe, and the deaths of thousands of people. That's just for starters. Ultimately, he has a plan that's even more devastating. He hopes to offer the most sought-after weapons of mass destruction in the world to the international terrorist community. He must be captured, and the ultra-secret BlackStar system recovered before it can be exposed.