Romulus and Remus are two CIA Operatives, their superior and instructor is John Elliott (Robert Mitchum) . They both were picked up at an orphanage by John Elliott at the age of about eight, raised together as brothers and specially trained to supersede every other agent in the service. This is what they know. What they do not know is that they are part of a system that John Elliott had invented to build up his own private army of professional assassins which can be assigned to any job he wishes. One day Romulus takes over a job in the course of which he and his team blow up a house and about half a dozen civilians with it. After that Romulus feels he is being chased by both men of the CIA and the Mossad. He discovers that John Elliott betrayed both him and Remus from the start. John Elliott used them and others, which were recruited and raised the same way Romulus and Remus were, to support a secret agreement that was constituted between top secret service leaders of England, France, Russia, Germany and the USA after the second world war. To its effect it says that no nation shall make greater progress in any field than all the others are. The conspirators intend to preserve the status quo in both economical and political aspects. As Romulus, now joined by Remus and a female Mossad Senior Agent he was romantically involved with years ago, they decide to take revenge on John Elliott who stole not only their lives, but also many more and destroyed thousands of others.
Saul and Chris are orphans who at a young age were adopted by a man named John Elliott, who is a top ranking CIA Officer. They also join the CIA and become exceptional agents. Today, Saul's a little burned out, because he has not succeeded in his past few assignments. And Chris is feeling the need for absolution has spent the last six years in a monastery. John Elliott gives Saul and Chris new assignments, Saul's suppose to take out five men, while Chris is suppose to locate and then kill a russian agent. Saul does his job, while Chris doesn't, he then seeks refuge at the Abelard Sanction, a safehouse where anyone in the spy business can go to and be safe, because anyone who kills anyone while within these walls will be terminated. Saul later learns that the men he killed are peace makers and he is being hunted. And John Elliott has denounced Saul as a rogue agent. Saul manages to evade his pursuers. John Elliott who needs to find him, finds Chris who left the safehouse, after a friend of his kills the man that Chris was sent to kill, only Chris is the one who has been pegged as the killer, and according to Abelard Sanction rules, all violators must be hunted down and terminated. John Elliott tells Chris that he wants to help Saul, so Chris finds him but Saul has a backdoor to where they are, they watch as John Elliott's people a Special Forces hit team blows the place up. They then hook up with Erica, an Israeli Mossad Agent (Connie Sellecca) and Saul's former lover. They discover that John Elliott "adopted" 18 other boys and made them agents too. Looking back on their lives they realize that everything they did in their youth was to prepare them for being spies. They now have to find out what John Elliott is up to, at the same time John Elliot has to find them before anyone else does.