Between the smell of ripening marijuana and the semi-automatic rifle pointed at her head, JadeAnne Stone questions her decision to drive to Mexico in a VW camper with only Pepper, her German Shepherd, for protection. JadeAnne doesn’t fit anywhere–not with her adoptive, wealthy but dysfunctional, family, not with her new position as managing partner at Waterstreet Investigations, and especially not with her lover, Dex Trouette, now slipping away. Finding a missing banker’s wife is the key to distinguishing herself as an investigator and making her life fit like her favorite jeans. But life never cooperates.
Kidnapped off a lonely highway en route to Ixtapa, JadeAnne unwittingly enters a world of high-stakes oil politics, money laundering, and narco-trafficking. She is forced to drive to the Aguirre hacienda where she finds the missing wife. But she’s been set up, and to stay alive she must unravel the Aguirre family’s secrets. Who will she trust as loyalties shift and greed rules? And how will she escape this new underworld?