Eddie Hawkins (better known as the Hudson Hawk) has decided to retire from the racket. He's been the world's most crafty cat burglar for years, but now he's ready for a time-share in Florida and a little rest and relaxation. But some thugs blackmail Eddie and force him into one last job stealing some of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest works from the Vatican! It's up to you to help Eddie pull off this last job but things really get interesting when you realize that Eddie's latest employers aren't art collectors at all they're planning on taking over the world! Now you've got to break into their compound and find the one object that can stop them. What were you going to do after retiring anyway, play golf?