Shipwreck, disguised as the new Ishmali ambassador Ahmed Hassan, has escaped from Cobra on a Water Moccasin but its steering has been destroyed and he is handcuffed to the boat, unable to escape as it heads for the Thames Barrier. Behind him on the pursuing Cobra Moccasin a Crimson Guard thinks their job is done but Copperhead spots an approaching Dragonfly pilotted by Flint. Flint hovers above the Moccasin and fires his shotgun to break the handcuff chain, then winches Shipwreck to safety just before the Moccasin crashes into the barrier. The Crimson Guard calls out the Moray hydrofoil and he and Copperhead transfer to it, together with their hostage, Reece Jones. The Moray fires missiles to blast a hole in the barrier and head through into the estuary. But as it emerges on the other side Shipwreck jumps down and pulls Jones free. The Moray flees and Flint retrieves Shipwreck and Jones, thinking that they have not only foiled Cobra's plans to kidnap the Ishmali Ambassador but also saved the son of the Member of Parliament who has been their most vocal critic. He wonders what Elwyn Jones will say when he hears the news.
Later a news report details the rescue. Elwyn Jones is asked for his response. "No comment."
This issue continues the Master of Kung Fu back-up strips, reprinting part of "A Gulf of Lions" from Master of Kung Fu volume 1 #30. The title was changed to "The Crystal Connection" to present the strip as a single story.
The letters page prints letters on a variety of subjects including Flint denying fancying either Scarlett of Lady Jaye.