Ted Saunders is a man in trouble. The superstar CEO is about to lose it all. His company, GenergTex, is being investigated for its questionable accounting practices, and the stock price is plummeting. Have his recent personal investment losses been due to job-related stress, or was it something more sinister?
New York Times reporter Hank Jenkins and Alyson Murphy, a forensic accountant and Hank's former college flame, suspect a scheme to hide millions and set out to prove it. When Saunders is found murdered at his Texas ranch-his body burned beyond recognition-the questions begin to pour in. Did anyone else suspect Saunders' secret? And would that someone be willing to kill again to keep it that way?
Hank and Alyson follow the money trail to Central America, where they discover that someone has gotten there first. They race to find the money before it's moved out of their reach. After an attempt on his life, Hank realizes that protecting Alyson is much more important than getting the story, but the only way to do that is to find the money and the killer-before he finds them.