After a fire consumed SS Normandie, a huge French luxury liner being converted into an American World War II troop transport, and in order to prevent enemy sabotage at home during World War II, the U.S. government secretly enlisted the help of an unlikely partner, Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Imprisoned mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano, wielded absolute power on the docks even after six years behind bars. With his top aide Meyer Lansky acting as an intermediary, Luciano agreed to assist the government and ordered his capos to act as lookouts and report any suspicious activity.