In Lupe’s literary debut, the saavy and stylish P.I. is hired by Lucia and Jose Antonio Moreno to find the birth mother of their year-and-a-half old adopted daughter, Michelle. The young girl suffers from a rare, inherited disease that can only be cured through a bone-marrow transplant from the birth mother. However, the prominent attorney who brokered the adoption, Elio Betancourt, runs an illegal baby-selling operation and will not help the family. Lupe’s investigations uncover that the source of Betancourt’s babies is not south Florida, but Cuba. As Lupe discovers more about this nefarious trade in human beings, the body count begins to mount, including a close friend. Ultimately, Lupe must go by boat to Cuba, with trusted compatriot Barbara Perez, to find Michelle’s mother and complete her mission.