An 18-year-old boy lies dying of leukemia. Kyle's only hope is a bone marrow transplant, but no one in his wealthy Virginia family can safely supply it. His last chance lies in finding his father, a man who disappeared before he was born. Police and private investigators can find nothing on a trail that has been cold for 18 years.
Kyle's family has nowhere to turn until they learn of a certain troubleshooter - that self-styled knight errant in dark glasses - Hannibal Jones. He has two weeks to find the missing man, but his search turns up so much more. He discovers a woman who might be Kyle's illegitimate sister, a woman who could be her mother, and a chauffeur who may have killed Kyle's father.
Hannibal follows a twisting, winding path of deception, conspiracy, and greed from Washington to Mexico. The case only becomes more dangerous as Hannibal steps closer and closer to the truth.