Wendell Black is a police surgeon for the NYPD and leads an extremely comfortable life. On a flight from London, a fellow passenger goes into cardiac arrest, and Black’s attempts to save her place him unwittingly at the center of an international drug-smuggling investigation. His girlfriend, Alice, a beautiful English plastic surgeon, introduces Black to a former colleague, who shares some of his suspicions about the involvement of certain British doctors in the drug ring. But when he’s brutally murdered and Alice suddenly disappears, the NYPD starts looking to Black for answers. What follows is a rollercoaster ride of drug-running, police corruption, terror plots, and so much more.