Jack Irons' latest adventure finds him in the Far East, looking into a bridge that just can't seem to get built. Accidents plague its troubled construction: crumbling concrete, disappearing workers... why does the Starbridge company keep pouring money into a losing proposition? It's a mess, but the kind that's right up this brilliant engineer's alley. And Irons knows he's on the right track, because goons are crawling out of the woodwork to come gunning for him. Can he find out the truth in time to save not only his own skin but that of Mary, a pretty sociologist studying corruption?