GORDON N. MCINTOSH
Armed men invade Doug Sutherland's apartment, a Mexican smuggler threatens him, the police accuse him of drug dealing, and a DEA agent harasses him, all because of what he supposedly knows. Follow Sutherland as he races between Chicago and Mexico as the stakes and bodies mount. He must rescue his estranged mother and kidnapped girlfriend, recover a priceless pre-Hispanic artifact, battle a ruthless smuggler, and survive multiple murder attempts, the last from a shocking source.
Real estate developer Doug Sutherland thinks it’s just another sweltering summer day in Chicago. But when the foreman demolishing his late father’s rundown office building unearths a skull and human bones encased in a crumbling Greek column, Sutherland is suddenly propelled into a cauldron of greed, sadism, and murder. Lies pile upon lies, bodies upon bodies as Sutherland scrambles to unravel his tangled legacy and expose a web of political and financial corruption.
Doug Sutherland's life and luck is overturned when his journalist friend is murdered as he was about to expose a conspiracy between an US drug company, a secret Cuban bio lab, and a rogue government operation—a collaboration that both governments are determined to conceal. As Sutherland strives to publish the shocking story and avenge his friend's brutal murder, a series of near-fatal attacks persuade him that he must cross the moral line between self-defense and murder. In his resolved role as assassin, he walks a thin wire.
A Thirty-year-old murder
A pre-Colombian treasure
A legacy of lies—a circle
Luck is a thin wire between survival and disaster