Tricia Tracy anticipates receiving a multimillion dollar Inheritance on her twenty-fifth birthday in four months. She may not live that long.
In her Corpus Christi newspaper column, Tracy’s Tidbits, she accuses Lupe Garcia of murdering his wife. He stalks her and attacks her, her life saved by Bill, a mysterious sailor. Tricia falls madly in love with Bill, and breaks up with her boyfriend, Mel, a police detective.
Tricia’s and Mel’s paths crisscross in their investigations of a cocaine ring, the mysterious death of one of Tricia’s friends, and a bribery scandal involving millions of dollars in damages. Tricia and her Inheritance face a determined menace, with her very life hanging in the balance.