John March is a former cop now working as a P.I. in Manhattan. Haunted by his past, work is what keeps him sane, but his current case threatens to have the opposite effect. It involves an attempted extortion; an investment banker with some serious skeletons in his closet; and a money launderer diabolically adept at both psychological and physical intimidation. March is the perfect man for the job. His family's wealth comes from banking, so when he begins to follow the paper trail that might lead to the extortionist, he knows what he's looking at. But this paper trail is stained with blood -- and scattered with powerful emotional echoes from his past -- and before March has reached the end, his own blood may be added to it.