DEA and US Customs, baffled by a Colombian Drug Cartel's incredible ability to smuggle without detection gargantuan amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana into New Orleans and other Gulf port cities, seek the assistance of the elite covert PODOLAR Group to assist in solving the secret of the drug merchant's newest scheme. Suspicions point to Maracaibo as the contrabands port of embarkation, then moving up by ship through the Yucatan Channel between Cuba and Mexico to an eagerly waiting New Orleans market. But the two top drug agency's lack effective personnel to infiltrate this expansive route. Enter Daniel Conte, PODOLAR Group's premier agent. Conte's course to uncover the cleverly veiled secret begins with betrayal and his near death in the Southern California mountains and continues to the tough New Orleans waterfront and the French Quarter's scandalous Bourbon Street before he takes command of the Marine Runner on a voyage through the Caribbean Sea to Maracaibo and the cartel's Venezuelan domain.