Jason Brody is in love. Caught up in a dangerous affair, he's stopped answering his mother's calls and the silence is scaring her. Frantic with worry, she engages private investigator, Paul Lomax, to find her son and bring him home. Abraham Feinburg is dying. Something he's done, something he's deeply ashamed of, will obligate his widow and leave her vulnerable to a man who's obsessed with her. Fearful for his wife's safety, Abraham asks Lomax to watch over her after his death. Embroiled in the tangled lives of his clients, Lomax is quickly reminded that love, brought to a frenzy by sexual desire, is a powerful emotion. It can make the most rational people do the craziest things: forsake traditions, betray friends, lose fortunes and even lose their lives.