Definitions by Paul Hennrich
Summary: Following a harrowing undercover operation, burnt-out DEA agent Kent Baker is on a leave of absence from work. His boss considers him a loose cannon, as any criminals who come between him and his job end up ‘quick dead’.
Baker decides to live a solitary existence in his gloomy St. Louis apartment.
Then he saves a beautiful woman being assaulted along a highway. Coming to the rescue of the lady seems like a good idea until people start dying in nasty ways. When Baker and the woman become the next prey of vicious killers on a senseless rampage, he is plunged him into a warped drama involving a crazed doctor, a cunning loan shark, a hard-nosed homicide detective and thugs who want their victims to suffer.
Kent Baker is forced to find out who is perpetrating the butchery…and why…