Jack Palms made one hit blockbuster action movie, “Shake ‘em Down” four years ago. Now he’s come through a bad marriage, beaten a drug addition and he’s starting from rock bottom. So when his old friend from L.A., Ralph Anderino, offers him a chance to chaperone San Francisco’s biggest drug deal and make his mortgage money—and then some—at the same time, he has no choice but to go along.
But when his Czech drug buyers turn out to be more than a handful, and a few things about them need second looks, when Ralph turns up with a hole in his head, laid out in his own bathtub with a dead dog in his backyard, things get complicated. That’s also when a cop from Jack’s past starts calling. The deal brings in the KGB, the Russian mob, a Columbian drug dealer, and some of San Francisco’s finest on both sides of the law. As Jack gets more and more involved, he realizes he has to see this thing through to its end: both because he’s starting to like the Czechs, so he can get his money, and because he’s finding that he actually wants this action, that he’s waking up to a new version of his life, however long it lasts.
Well at least they aren't Russians, but when the hell does the Quaker mafia show up?
And he doesn't have "no choice"...he makes a choice and now he's dealing with the consequences. By saying no choice you dull the point of the hook to nothingness. Choices are what make the hook interesting. He decided to do this..now he's got troubles. How's he going to get out? And what's the cost to him for doing so?
If this is funny you might be ok, but this is a hard sell cause from what I see here it's just a retread of some pretty good novels already published.