Bone has the assignment of his life though he doesn't know it. It looks simple—a sexy young insurance executive, Sundae, asks him for an opinion on the death of oil executive Paul Crosby, with whom she'd had an affair. She prefers "suicide." Bone says it'll be what it is. Lives depend on Bone's decision, including his. Bonnie Mae, Paul's mother, needs money to complete a well. Investors and creditors threaten her. Paul's lifestyle doesn't help. He's never met a woman he didn't want to bed, married or otherwise. Troubling is a missing box of explosive string shot used in drilling wells, a terrorist weapon in the wrong hands. Did the thief kill Paul? And, there's Preacher Abraham, Bikers for God Church, trying to con Bonnie Mae out of money she doesn't have. Bone is put to the test as he scrambles for the answers.