A drug dealer who doesn't want to deal anymore, Brazilian hit men, two shrewd trailer trash brothers, a mafia boss with a bad leg and a Chinese bodyguard fly on The Ariel. When it crashes, with 300 kilograms of pure cocaine, the trip is just beginning. Paul Hewlett is an Ivy League stockbroker who crawls from the wreckage salvaging half the cargo. He has to unload it and disappear before the mob makes him disappear.
Rebecca Beresford left a hardscrabble farming family and never looked back. It was the best decision she ever made. She became a teacher in Riverton on the Western Slope of Colorado. The worst decision she ever made was marrying John Richards Jr., a bank manager, whose charm and worldly ways were just on loan. It was a debt the whole family would end up paying back.