December 2001: Two unrelated but equally devastating events on opposite sides of the globe will forever change the life of young Sara Wyeth.
When American forces invade Afghanistan, Sara leaves her internal medicine residency in London, and with her fiancé, Dr. Khaled Afaq, she joins in setting up a hospital in Kabul, only to have Khaled kidnapped and thrown into the U.S. established Bagram Prison as an accused terrorist. At the same time, Sara's father, a renowned biogenetics research scientist, has disappeared in Memphis, Tennessee and feared murdered over his ground-breaking research on immunity to anthrax. Sara turns to Memphis homicide detective and former Delta Force Operative Will Howling to help with the impossible: spring Sara's fiancé from a lawless prison in a war zone and find her father's murderer. Together they find themselves confronting a tangled web of shocking corruption at the highest levels of power, a plot to unleash a deadly virus, and on a collision course of fated love.
From a notorious black site prison, to a midnight rendezvous with a Voodoo god on a crossroads in rural Mississippi, into the corrupt corridors of pharmaceutical giants who will kill for profit and power, A Midnight Trade explores the opening salvo of the twenty-first century in this story of a young woman whose life is torn apart and whose future is irrevocably altered.