S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Jerry Hunt, Jessica Drew, and her mentor, Charles Magnus, visit the zoo. Hunt, against Magnus' advice, offers to assist Drew in finding her father's murderer. Hunt takes Drew to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, where the S.H.I.E.L.D. database provides them with a lead... Pyrotechnics. In the conference room of Pyrotechnics, Inc. Congressman James Wyatt angrily voices his fears, over Spider-Woman's investigation into his affairs. Unbeknownst to Wyatt, Drew, as Spider-Woman, is outside, eavesdropping on the conference.
When the conference concludes, Spider-Woman, surreptitiously, follows Wyatt. Hunt sneaks into Pyrotechnics, Inc, to begin his own investigation into the murder of Spider-Woman's father. Wyatt arrives at a heavily fortified base, and discusses a regimen of injections, to begin the next day, with a General Danvers. Hunt subdues a security guard, locks the man inside a broom closet, then steals his uniform. Disguised as the security guard, Hunt eavesdrops on Wyatt's associates. Whatever these men are planning, Hunt learns, will commence on the fourth of July.
Hunt photographs several documents, then departs. Hunt shows Drew photographs of Wyatt, standing with her father, Jonathan Drew. Magnus, again, voices his reluctance to continue with the investigation. Certain long-simmering suspicions bubble up in Drew, who accuses Magnus of withholding information. Magnus reveals that he was once the student of Morgan Le Fay. Magnus abandoned her teachings, when the true scope of her evil was revealed to him. All Magnus knows about Jonathan Drew, is that he abandoned Drew to the care of the High Evolutionary.
Drew's father briefly worked at the British Museum, before, somehow, ending up at Pyrotechnics, Inc. Drew heads out to confront Wyatt, as Spider-Woman. After interrogating Wyatt, Spider-Woman goes after his co-conspirators. Before she can garner the information she has come for, Spider-Woman is gassed, into unconsciousness, by Brother Grimm. Spider-Woman regains consciousness, locked in a steel cell, on a secret military base. Wyatt reveals that, using a serum created by Jonathan Drew, Wyatt has immunized his private army against radiation poisoning.
On the fourth of July, Wyatt, and his co-conspirators, will detonate a neutron bomb, in a military coup of the United States Government. Only Wyatt's soldier will be able to survive the deadly radiation, emitted by the neutron device. Hunt, leading a cadre of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, storms Wyatt's facility. Hunt orders Wyatt to release Spider-Woman. Wyatt complies, then activates a self-destruct sequence, before Hunt can shoot him. As he lays dying, his mad dreams of attaining absolute power turning to ashes, Wyatt confesses to murdering Jonathan Drew.
Spider-Woman, and Hunt, flee the base before it detonates. Hunt reports to S.H.I.E.L.D's director, Colonel Nicholas Fury. With the mystery of her father's murder resolved, Spider-Woman professes her love for Hunt.