Phineas Troutt doesn't have much time left, but a terminal cancer diagnosis won't stop this freelance assassin from getting the job done. First step: tracking down teen runaway Jasmine. After questioning dozens of hookers, pimps, and junkies, impersonating a cop, and calling in a favor from his longtime pal, Lieutenant Jack Daniels, Phineas finds Jasmine and collects his reward. But does Phin have a secret agenda? Gritty, hardboiled, and with real heart, this is one of Konrath's most memorable tales.