Dark and gritty, this no-holds-barred novel introduces P. I. Frank Sullivan, a nasty S.O.B. with a sixth sense for the truth and escaping tricky situations. When Misty Olsen walks into his office, it's clear she's in trouble. She and her newborn baby girl are both HIV positive. The boyfriend who infected her was not who she thought he was; she never even knew his real name. The only things she knows for sure are that it was no accident that she was infected, that she wasn't his only victim, and that he has to pay the consequences for what he did to her and her child. To solve the mystery, Sullivan sets off on the long cold trail of a man carrying something far more deadly than any contraband. He works his way through a tangled web of junkies, hookers, bikers, and smugglers to find the culprit in this unpredictable mystery.