Repatriation of African art, hip-hop nationalism and the 22-year-old murder of a civil rights leader are all intertwined in a missing person case in this debut mystery starring former prosecutor turned investigator, Nina Halligan.
Civil rights leader Malik Martin seemed the middle ground between Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. His organisation, The Nation, was about to launch its new program of financial empowerment when he was assassinated.
His wife, former move sex goddess, Veronica Thorn, was at his side when he was killed. She suffered a breakdown and was hospitalised for over 22 years. Now released she is trying to find her lost daughter. Her lawyer hires Nina Halligan for the job.
Nina Halligan, a former prosecutor whose family was massacred by the minions of a drug lord she put in prison, is a private investigator. As she starts digging into this case she stumbles onto a group of black nationalists called the New Nation, who are reclaiming African art and repatriating it to the Motherland.
In addition, a conservative black evangelist that is setting up church franchises derisively called 'McChurches' kidnaps Nina to find out what she knows. After two failed attempts on her life, and several dead bodies, Nina knows this is more than just a missing person case.