A noir novel of love, intrigue, and violence amid the declining and increasingly chaotic Western world. Lauren, a professional assassin, now married and with a child, attempts to walk away from her previous life. Unfortunately, a series of events forces her to use her old skills, again and again. Qian, leader of a triad based in Hong Kong, one of her previous employers, seeking to separate Vancouver from Canada to create an independent country, like Singapore, forces her to carry out further assignments. Jazz, a Toronto born budding artist was taken prisoner in the UK and forced to be a sex slave in the Middle East. Rescued by Qian’s son, Jazz is now her daughter in law. She finds herself playing an increasing role leading to Vancouver’s independence. The tensions and mistrust among these three women gradually worsens with time. Who will die or make die?