Lydia Carson is an accident waiting to happen. Strung out, she's always running from disaster, and more often she's running right into it. Now, at 17, Lydia has stumbled onto real trouble. Not only has she witnessed a brutal murder perpetrated by her boyfriend, but his minions are out to make sure that she doesn't have a story to tell the police.
The mystic warrior Jethro Dumont was a jaded, rich American who hungered to find purpose in this world. His search for self-knowledge and fulfillment led him to a secluded Buddhist monastery high in the Tibetan Himalayas. There Dumont studied the mysteries of the Orient, at the same time learning to accept the nonviolent tenets of this ancient and venerated philosophy. By the time he returned to America, he was a changed man.
Kevin's dad, Jerry, is a crook. And he taught his son every trick in the book. Masters of identity theft, Kevin and Jerry move from one seedy motel to another, always trying for the big score. Colette is a runaway who dreams of conning her way into the upper echelons of high society. Just a teenager, she's already a tough and talented grifter, and soon becomes Jerry's girlfriend and accomplice.