From the tragic loss of the woman he loves, to the barrios and dance halls where Tango is king. Set against a back-drop of post-war Buenos Aires, Lucas Garrett must break every taboo in the book to survive. Fleeing from a crime he didn't commit, the ex Los Angeles Sheriff's Department detective, must use all his guile and cunning as he fights his way up in the criminal underworld. Lucas emerges a harder, stronger and meaner man than the one he left behind in L.A. Thrust into a life of violent debauchery in a time when life was cheap, and sex was cheaper still, he finds himself on the downward spiral to oblivion. Into this mix comes Felipe Salazar, undisputed crime boss and Lucas's apparent saviour, a dangerous and greedy man that will stop at nothing to achieve his own aims and desires. Money and power are the name of the game as Lucas strives for the two things that have eluded him; legitimacy and the love of a good woman. But will his past finally catch up with him before he can achieve his goal. Set in and around the fabulous Tango halls of this most cosmopolitan of cities.