A journalist’s assignment in Thailand is compromised when his young tour guide is kidnapped. Despite a four day deadline to pay the ransom, else the lad’s body would be found floating in a city canal, even the police refuse action! So could it be a ‘rogue’ police chief? Could it be a hoax by the boy and his parents to gain easy riches from a foreign journalist? Or even the manager of Connor’s hotel? Or one of the country’s notorious underground cartels at work? A cartel even with a plant in the Tourist Authority Office, who recommended this particular guide? Or a hoax by a local tour-guide rebel just out after “easy money?” Connor’s cabal decides to take its own action.