The primary setting of this book focuses on an independently owned private investigation business in Chicago. Rod meets up with an old Army buddy on a cruise out of Galveston, Texas and also an interesting school teacher. Bradley Simmons operates the agency. Rod conducts some initial surveillance work on Shamus Fenerty, a trucking giant and big Democratic contributor suspected of cheating on his wife. Later he is hired by a rich Vietnamese restaurant magnate to find her son who was scheduled to be released from federal prison, having served time for an all too often occurrence. Something very unusual happens with his departure from federal prison. Most of the action takes place in Chicago but then Green Bay and Door County Wisconsin come into exciting play. There are many twists and turns that will keep the reader in suspense, not to mention Rod’s somewhat truncated personal life issues.