In the aftermath of their narrow escape from the casino debacle, Rhys and Tilly yearn for a peaceful hiatus. However, their respite is short-lived as they find themselves entangled in a web of danger, courtesy of Sporty - a loyal friend and occasional accomplice in their world of shadows.
Sporty's old-school grifter friend becomes a pawn in a high-stakes game orchestrated by ruthless players from St. Louis. Rhys and Tilly, bound by loyalty, are drawn into the chaos to bail him out. Little do they know that their troubles are about to escalate.
Enter Anastassia Santiago, a fugitive from Cuba with a trail of chaos left behind in Florida. Landing in Chicago, she becomes an unexpected adversary, fixated on the same target as Rhys and Tilly. As the trio navigates the precarious terrain of deception, Santiago emerges as a formidable opponent, injecting a dose of unpredictability into their meticulously crafted plans.
Amid the intricacies of the caper, Rhys, Tilly, and Sporty unwittingly become prime suspects in a gruesome murder. Detective Vonetta G, relentless and unyielding, becomes their relentless pursuer. Her determination to uncover the truth propels her into a high-stakes game where Rhys and Tilly must outsmart not only their adversaries but also the long arm of the law.
As the shadows of deceit lengthen, alliances are tested, and loyalties strained. The trio must navigate a perilous path where every step forward is met with uncertainty, and the line between friend and foe blurs. In a race against time, Rhys and Tilly must unravel the threads of conspiracy, confront their own past, and outwit both the criminal underworld and the tenacious Detective Vonetta G before the shadows consume them. The color of murder has never been more elusive, and the stakes have never been higher.
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