A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite 15 months of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
A barrister and a brain surgeon suspected of fraud are being tracked down by the Australian Federal Police. The action swings between Australia and Hong Kong in a world where the Triads and L'Honarata co-exist.
Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.