Historically based, this mystery adventure portrays the nationas immigration policy continuing to unravel even with the gratuitous 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens. In fact, bad things are ensuing in the aftermath of the enactment of amnesty, with all its ramifications. As always, a sinister element is at work but this time, even more so. Nicky James Barrot, who joined the U.S. Border Patrol to escape a failed marriage, becomes embroiled in an incident on the border, is transferred as a special agent with investigations to Los Angeles, California, and is caught up in enforcing the new employer sanctions law. Now, mysterious persons and events, as well as suspicious circumstances and consequences are unfolding while Barrotas past continues to haunt him. The Employer Sanctions Unit is viewed as too successful by some, and Nicky soon finds himself fighting not only to uphold the law but for his life as well.