The third book in the Rod Gentry series by Edward S. Clark. A young businessman is entrusted with the job of restoring a dilapidated, crumbling apartment complex. But he finds the physical problems of the property are the least part of his concerns. Slum tenants present special problems he's never had before. Shakedown artists, crooked city officials, and drug gangs all have their part in breeding misery to the near hopeless unfortunates who live in the complex. Rod Gentry has never experienced anything like this, and before he's through, he'll have an education they don't teach you about in college.