What does it take to push one man over the edge? And what does that man discover about himself when he is squeezed right up against that point, right to the very brink? Johnny Finn is a hard-nosed south Florida detective investigating drug smuggling and local gang activity. One harrowing night when three suspected drug dealers are murdered, Finn begins the long, tortured slide toward a crisis where all the principal elements in his life seem about to implode. At the end he is confronted with a wrenching decision: do the bonds of friendship dictate that he accept any life as a valid life? Or do they compel him to act, and act decisively, in memory of what that life once represented.