Virgil Flowers is back in a fast-paced mystery. A breeding pair of rare Amur tigers kidnapped from the local zoo for their parts. Frankie, Virgil's lady friend's sister, Sparkle, visits for the summer to interview migrant workers with violent bosses. Virgil is busy searhcing for the tigers while trying to keep Frankie and Sparkle safe. Fast-paced, Virgil's humor and the hunt for the tigers keeps the story moving.