Nadia Stafford currently holds down two jobs. One of them involves her sometimes leaving her quiet life in Canada to secretly travel to wherever it is that her clients dictate. Most recently, a small Mafia family has been her regular employer, providing a much-needed, albeit high-risk income. Nadia sees it all as a means to an end, as she badly needs those funds from her "moonlighter" to financially prop up the hunter's lodge she owns and operates close to the Canadian/US border. Her two worlds do not collide.
Occasionally Jack, also a contract killer, may turn up on her doorstep to keep her current with what's going on in the world of paid killers. This is as much as Nadia really wants to know about her peers, and she prefers to keep out of any such dangerous community. A serial killer is leading the US police a merry dance, and Jack informs her that the investigation is crossing over into their professional territory. It is the opinion of the police that their latest killer is a hitman who has become more than a little happy with his craft. Jack knows others that do as he and Nadia do, and proposes a joint effort in bringing the serial killer to justice to deflect any attention away from their own activities. Sounds good in theory, but Nadia soon discovers that of all who are now supposedly working together in Jack's group of murdering compadres, she is the one being kept in the dark as to the killer's identity. Meanwhile, the killer has now become aware of Nadia herself.
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