Did drug-trafficker Marcus Strenk escape from Minnesota's maximum-security prison during a blizzard-or die trying? Deputy Marshal Henry Scott thinks, rightly, that Strenk actually found a way past all the most modern security devices known to man and made it to freedom. But the search Scott puts into gear is quickly spiked by Alec Barkley, the very FBI agent that put Strenk in jail-spiked, that is, until Strenk's cheery note from outside arrives at the prison and Barkley puts every available agent on the manhunt. Meanwhile, Henry Scott examines Barkley's espionage operation against Strenk's Mexican connections, and ends up stepping through the looking glass. Set against the pewter gray of a Minnesota winter, Flight in February is peopled by the odd and the driven, bumpkins and bitches, the lonely and the striving. It is a tour of humanity and a twisting, scribbling ribbon of plot.