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Danny Goodman is a freelance biographer who is forced to live through a nightmare instead of writing about it. His daughter becomes friends with a school-mate, the daughter of a wealthy Boston investment advisor, Thomas Galvin. Then the two men become friends, laying the groundwork for Danny to be pressured into spying on his buddy for two DEA agents who claim he manages money for a Mexican drug cartel.
The plot is simple enough, putting Danny, his teen-age daughter and girlfriend into all kinds of life-threatening situations until Danny and Tom can...