In the Twenty-First Century of Our Lord, Christ the Fit, it has been illegal to be fat for three years, except in Louisiana and Alabama, where they cling to their chicken-friend-fullest-fat-cream-sodden-gumbo-dunkin'-mall-waddling-loves as if their souls depended on it. Matt Devlin is a Health Enforcement Agent. His is humdrum work, busting the eateasys selling illegal burgers and chocolate, checking weight permits, issuing tickets and looking for humonsters, the really big ones.
When a beautiful woman is found dead, dressed only in sweet-scented 'brown' (made from the rarest cocoa bean), Homicide call for help. It looks like murder, but is it also a food crime?