A wealthy psychopath threatens the life of an innocent young man. The note comes during Barry Sanford's dinner. It's to the point, explaining succinctly that very soon, Barry is going to die. Though the note is unsigned, Barry knows that it comes from the desk of King Hubbard. Two years ago, Hubbard's younger brother staggered drunk out of a bar and into the path of Barry's car. Though the courts exonerated the young architect for the killing, King Hubbard has spent the last two years trying to kill Barry Sanford.
His efforts — first a subway accident, then a runaway truck — forced the young architect to flee for Florida. Two months later, three shots rang out from a car parked beside Sanford's, missing him only because fear keeps him vigilant. He wound up in Belize, but now Hubbard has found him once more.
It is time to keep running, or to make a stand.