From the Back Cover
In a spectacular storm, a car skids across a flooded field and overturns. Gregory Samsa survives. His passenger doesn't. Instead of reporting the accident, in a frenzied panic Samsa drags his passenger to a lonely place and conceals her body. He has his reputation to think about, his career, his daughter. So when he does report the incident he leaves out one important detail - the death of the young hooker, Almond, who had been riding in his car.
This one moment of weakness, a moral blackout, draws Samsa into a dark downward spiral of deception, fear and violence. When Almond's body is discovered by chance, the shadowy figure of Lee Boyle, small-time pimp and speed-freak, emerges from the underworld. Cunning, vicious and predatory, Boyle is on the trail of Almond's killer - it's payback time. And that trail is leading him to the very cop investigating her death.