Frank Castle, the Punisher, wages an ongoing war against crime, one bullet at a time. His first target: the Gnucci family, headed by the notorious Ma Gnucci. But the NYPD Special Punisher Task Force, led by the hapless Detective Soap, has sworn to bring Frank down. And to add to the mayhem, there's a new breed of vigilante in town: The Holy, Elite, and Mr. Payback, three righteous madmen inspired by The Punisher himself. Finally, there's the gigantic killer known only as The Russian--who might just be the last enemy the Punisher will ever face.