Jake Falcon is a burned-out Vietnam-era fighter pilot. After the Air Force retires him early, he becomes a civilian “troubleshooter.” He has his own plane and will fly anywhere, anytime, if the skies aren't too stormy and the pay is right. When jet-set supermodel Jade Devereaux hires Falcon to find her missing stepfather—mega-bucks Mobile atorney and former U.S. Congressman Cash Devereaux, who disappeared during a pleasure trip to Costa Rica—the high-flying sleuth becomes a moving target for the CIA, the FBI, and an octopus-like crime syndicate whose tentacles reach from far south of the border to the U.S. Gulf Coast. We meet an unconventional cast of characters as the detective's search for the missing mogul becomes entangled in a web of depravity, murder, and deceit with surprising personal echoes from Falcon's fighter-pilot past and the Vietnam War. The surprise ending comes with a bang, not a whimper.