In this sequel to One O'clock Jump, featuring Kansas City private detective, Dorie Lennox, it's 1940, FDR is running for a third term, France has fallen, and the Nazis are bombing London. In Kansas City, PI Dorie Lennox and her partner, Amos Haddam, are tailing Thalia Hines, the wayward 21-year-old daughter of a prominent local family. Dorie takes over investigating the men in Thalia's life after Amos becomes preoccupied with a refugee from London and a series of anonymous threats to the Negro League Monarchs baseball team the week before a postseason game against the KC Blues. When someone tries to kidnap Thalia and a dead body turns up, Dorie gets caught in the backlash. Meanwhile, as the pressure on the Monarchs builds, race riots may break out at any time.