On the surface, WorldCo seems to be an upstanding corporation, headed by the Patriarch, John Charles Whiteworth, the latest in six generations of executives from one family. In reality, the Light Side of WorldCo, headed by the Patriarch’s daughter Martha Whiteworth, a brilliant and beautiful young attorney, is only half of the picture. The Dark Side, guided by the mysterious Binder, conducts a vast criminal enterprise. When Binder is murdered, the Patriarch orders his Dark Side team to find the killers.
But the Patriarch has his own secret sins, and when a blackmailer threatens to expose them, Whiteworth has him executed. Lt. Joe Birdsong, a Native American police lieutenant and head of the Major Crimes division, pursues the killer, and in so doing, unknowingly crosses swords with the Patriarch, a man who is as ruthless as he is powerful. As the secrets that lie behind two murders unfold, lives will be risked, and for some of those who are part of the WorldCo investigation, a terrible but exciting choice will emerge between the Light Side and the Dark.