Ex-convict Joe Fane wants to make a clean break from his past, but Houston racketeer Charley Shyler wants him back on the job--and Shyler will kill to get his way.
While on the run, Joe meets Molly Teague, a captivating woman who volunteers at a homeless shelter. The shelter occupies land that Shyler covets, and when his thugs torch the place, Joe and Molly vow revenge.
They set up a sting. Molly's mother poses as a wealthy dowager from Martinique, Joe as a crooked developer. As expected, Shyler muscles in, and Joe relies on his old boss's greed--plus a cache of stolen gold--to fleece him for three million bucks.
It almost works.
That's a hook.
It's also got some problems.
First, if he's an ex-convict, why is he on the run? If he's an escaped convict, sure, but ex-con implies they let him out.
And if Charley wants Joe "back on the job" why would he kill him? He only employs zombies now?
I'd send this query letter back with those questions but I'd read this if it was cleaned up.