When Calvino is hired by a retired Thai general to deal with a corrupt and deadbeat tenant, he almost immediately has to evade an assassination attempt. Figuring that it might be best to lay low for a while, Calvino heads for the beach. But trouble only follows him there, as a beautiful young woman falls to her death from the hotel room above his. Back in Bangkok, Calvino is hired to tail a politician running for election. His investigation draws him into a shady world of private contractors, UN officials, and city politics. As he closes in on his target, his run of bad luck brings him ever closer to danger until Calvino realises he could be the target himself.