Jake Morgan just can't seem to win. In Drawing Dead, the Las Vegas poker dealer and ex-cop is forced into a game he really doesn't want to play. A beautiful high roller, sick of her husband, thinks a prescription of Vegas gambling and gamboling will cure what ails her. She finds her medicine - Morgan. Pressured into the role by his casino boss, he reluctantly becomes hotel gigolo and ends up in her suite. He's just beginning some of his best "under-cover" moves when someone enters with another cure-all, popping two lead pills into the woman's head.
Just as Morgan is cleared in her death, he falls into the clutches of another femme fatale - and this one wears a badge. Laura Bulloch is on the Vice squad. While Jake appreciates her bar brawling and martial arts skills, he has a more difficult time with her favorite use of handcuffs. Then, she gets Morgan caught in the crossfire between dirty cops out to kill each other. He tries to help her stay alive, but the attempts on his life seem to multiply as he gets closer to what he prays is not the ugly truth ... Could he be on the wrong side? When he tries to walk away, Jake Morgan finds himself in the sight of an adversary who will not be denied.