Young pop photographer Weecho Marti has serious guilts for not rescuing a beautiful woman from a fiery crash. When he starts tracking the man he photographed setting up the crash, after ducking the man’s gunshots and dodging the cops, he discovers that the woman was a supermodel secret-agent, and the man is an opium and terrorist smuggler, street name Soul Patch.
The beautiful spy’s dying words to Weecho lead him to Cover Magazine, a style-setting monthly whose publisher is a covert spymaster who becomes Weecho’s entry to espionage.
Action moves between Weecho’s New York waterfront loft (shared with fugitive swamp girl Juna); the spymaster’s sleek offices and Upper East Side townhouse (with pistol range and ballet salon for his assassin niece); and an island outpost in Jamaica Bay, haven for smugglers whose contraband is becoming more and more lethal, a realm ruled by Weecho’s murderous antagonist, Soul Patch.
Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.