Despite her fear of the bar’s reputation, medically retired police detective “Mickie”, Michelle Stevens, meets her best friend at a dive, and witnesses her murder. She joins with others to find the killer. That includes becoming a part time working girl, a floozy, a woman of ill repute. In her favorite waterfront dive, she can get close to customers to get the goods on the killer. The sparks when she meets a retired Master Chief Petty Officer, a former SEAL, start a fire not easily quenched.
Despite the distraction caused by the flow of hormones, she is second to recognize the existence of a gang that specialized in the kidnap of women to be sex slaves in locations domestic and foreign. It was a dangerous discovery. Her friend had been first, and it got her killed. The spirit that made her a good police detective makes her a formidable foe as the bad guys soon discover.
As the noose tightens. the gang starts to dissolve. The leader recognized the imminent disaster and runs for it after tying up some loose ends. He doesn’t escape without paying his bill in a boat to boat battle that rivals those during the age of wooden ships and iron men.