“How would you like to join forces? GIBSON & CLARKE, Criminal Defense Attorneys. We’ll make a fortune.”
Assistant District Attorney Marta Clarke is disgusted with the corrupt government handling of big cases. Born dirt poor, she doesn’t want to let this opportunity of a lifetime slip away…
Xiang Yeung, New Jersey drug czar, has followed Marta’s career closely.
He needs a fearless defense attorney, and no one else will do. What will it take for Clarke to represent him?
A plain brown box is delivered to her door, containing one million dollars in cash—all crisp Franklins—with a note from her new client…
Now you have to earn it.
Yeung represents the largest opium producing area in the world. He had assumed his baby sister Mei Ling died in an orphanage outside Shanghai, but discovers she miraculously survived and now owns a shelter for drug-dependent Asian women in New York City—which makes the two of them sworn enemies.
When Marta learns about Mei Ling, she’s sympathetic to her cause, and wants to bring brother and sister together.
Xiang decides it is time to reconnect with his only surviving family. Now that he’s a wealthy man, he can retire and help his sister open more shelters…if he can get out of the drug trade alive.
Anthony Scalesci, drug king of Chicago, offers to buy Xiang out for a cool $90 million. But Scalesci doesn’t know how to run Xiang’s old business empire, and his supplier cuts him off—leaving him desperate for a solution.
Marta has to act fast. Scalesci will do anything to get Xiang out of the picture, and the former drug czar has a sister to protect. He thought he lost her once before and won’t lose her again, no matter who gets caught in the crossfire.