Somewhere in a dingy backroom in present day Barcelona, Jazz Maynard and his old friend Teo find themselves bound back to back on two chairs. They don't know why they're there, or who's detaining them. All they know is that three days earlier in New York, Jazz's sister, who he hadn't seen for 10 years, at last managed to get a letter to him. It was a cry for help. Jazz at once flew to her rescue. But what exactly is the nature of this tangled web he's got himself caught up in? And what's the connection to his kidnappers?