Who is Scorpio and what's his connection to the suicide of a British spy? These are the questions Joe Christopher (Alex Cord, TV's Airwolf) has been hired to answer. Working for one of England's Intelligence Services, the American ex-cop discovers Scorpiois an extortionist who pressured the agent into taking his life. Teamed with rival operative Phoebe Stewart (Shirley Eaton, Goldfinger), Christopher sets out to smash Scorpios operation, unaware that the blackmailer knows of their plans and intends to strike the fatal blow first. Based on the novel by Victor Canning, The Scorpio Letters was directed by M-G-M veteran Richard Thorpe (Ivanhoe) and scored by future Oscar winner Dave Grusin (Original Score, The Milagro Benfield War, 1988) in his feature film debut.