Michael Weston wants to know why the police were on his tail so quickly. His first task is to find the writer of his pay cheque, the second is to make sure he doesn't get caught. Because one thing's for certain: the longer he sticks around to find out, the bigger the risk of making mistakes, revealing his cover and maybe losing his life.
I didn't care for this story. It seemed fake - all the James Bond like travelling all over the place, killing people without conscience, the wild western USA, fake accents etc. No wonder Rankin used a pen name.