Edward Campbell was a disciplined independent trader with a future, which his girlfriend could see but he didn't think of. He liked trading, and was really good at it - good enough to make his living while accumulating a fair amount of capital. The gold penny stocks he traded paid off, and he knew how to play them. He was used to moving into the thick of trouble - the kind of trouble that comes with gut-churning drops. Unknowingly, thanks to he confronting a front man for a troika of seriously mean dudes, he was headed for trouble of a very different and much more serious sort.