Twenty years ago, thirteen-year-old JT Trainer was about to be killed by loan sharks for the life insurance money which would pay off his fatherís gambling debts. JTís only friend, sixteen-year-old Hannah McGuire, discovered the plan and managed to get JT on a bus out of town before luring the killers in the opposite direction.
His face pressed against the bus window, JTís last fleeting glimpse of Hannah was of her racing off into the night with the gamblerís enforcers hot on her trail.
Now, twenty years later, San Diego Homicide Detective JT Trainer is still searching for his vanished friend even as he investigates his latest case, the drive-by shotgun murder of an eleven-year-old child.
What JT has no way of knowing is that his hunt for the little girlís killers will become bizarrely entangled with his twenty-year search for his long-lost friend.