The Taskmaster hits Las Vegas on a job, looking to find out exactly how someone is cheating an old friend. He figures it out in three hands and turns him in, eventually getting drunk under the table by his pal. While making his way through the casino, he runs into Sandi, who he manages to charm into having dinner with him.
After the first job, Sunset Bain hires Taskmaster to halt the research at a particular Stark laboratory. He accepts the job and uses his skills to get through security undetected, allowing him to destroy the research in the lab. Just as TM is about to escape, Iron Man shows up. He manages to get the best of him when he forces him to choose between catching him and saving a shot employee's life.
At the drop point, Bain's assistant gives him a suitcase with a gun in it. Suddenly, a swarm of cops decend upon Taskmaster and it becomes all too obvious that he's been betrayed.