Sheppard Earl, a bail bondsman and Terrance Jones, a bounty hunter, work hand in hand with Shep bailing them out and Terry chasing them down. Shep, who is a chain smoking cigarette addict, has financial and marital problems and stress like you wouldn't believe. Terry is a six-foot-six, 285 pound intimidating black man who is very sensitive to the plight of the minorities he is forced to apprehend, but making money seems to always rule in the end. Shep enjoys cheap thrills and encounters some enticing moments with a stripper who he bails out and almost crosses the line. Chasing down fugitives is the main theme of the book. What happens along the way fills in the story. In the end, Shep contemplates getting out of the business and Terry considers taking it off of his hands.
This report prepared by Peter G. Engelman