In 1959, Middleton Police Detective John Jones attended a forensics convention in New York, and stumbled upon a murder mystery.It ended in a number of additional deaths, a trip to Cuba, and a final conflict between the last living Martians. You see, John Jones has a secret-- he himself is an alien shapeshifter, who arrived on Earth by chance and, stranded, decided to work toward the greater good. The Lizard-Men, meanwhile, pursued the usual plot for conquest of the planet. Having infected much of the Western world with a fungus that would cause resistors to spontaneously combust, it was good having a benevolent Martian around, as well as the patches of humanity that avoided infection. Jones, having seen to the death of the leader of the reptiles, now pursued the remnants of the Lizard-Men on his adoptive world.
Jones was amazed by the sheer gall of one such cell, who had taken up residence in his own town. Having already broken up a number of these groups, even armed as they were with flame guns (his greatest vulnerability,) Jones found the matter easily handled. Beyond the Lizard-Men, what concerned Jones were documents in their possession. Putting the pieces together, Jones determined that the increasingly desperate reptiles planned to attack a Heywood Defense Industries plant in Detroit, MI, in the guise of federal agents. Simultaneously, they would assassinate its owner, Henry Heywood, and take his place while he was away on business in Africa. Should the Lizard-Men assume control of the company, they would have access to some of the most dangerously advanced technology on the planet. Luckily, among the documents was a variety of contact information. Unfortunately, the plot was unfolding at that very moment.
Even in the 1960s, reaching anyone in power within a corporation via telephone was no mean feat. However, Heywood Defense Industries was particularly alert when it came to the threat of foreign invasion, and a quick check of Jones' credentials cinched their attention. Optimistic his tip would make a difference, Jones now needed to take more direct action.