The United States is caught up in the growing political power and economic clout of the drug cartels in Mexico that threaten to de-stabilize the Mexican government. Against an escalating level of violence that spills across the US-Mexican border, the underpinnings of the Mexican government are about to fail. The drug cartels use every ounce of their power and money to corrupt those they can and kill those who refuse to be bought. The highest levels of the US government are also tainted by avarice, corruption, and ambition. Jake Dalton unravels a treacherous plot that takes him to the center of the halls of power in Washington, DC.