In one of the roles that made him a major star, Steve McQueen is out to stop organized crime as special investigator Martin Cabell. The man he's after: one time boyhood pal Frank Kane.These are the sizzling ingredients in Harold Robbins' screen adaptation of his bestselling novel, Never Love a Stranger. Robbins, a master at depicting the steamier, darker side of life, paints a tragic portrait of Frank Kane. Starting out as a "numbers runner", Kane loses his girlfriend, Julie, to mob boss Silk Fennelli. Climbing up the underworld ladder, Kane reaches the top, where he succeeds in winning Julie back and making a bitter enemy of Fennelli. With Fennelli gunning for him and Cabell looking to put him away, Kane's days seem to be numbered in this sultry film of lust, violence and a friendship torn apart.