Leah James, an assistant marketing director for a professional basketball team, is in love with Josh Kennedy, one of the team's star players. Unfortunately, she has no idea he has made a pact with the devil-and that she is about to suffer the consequences for it.
After Leah's body is found lying among the washed-up trash of the river, detective Joe James wants nothing more than to catch the animals who took his daughter from him. Known as a legend on the Philadelphia police force, Joe sets out on a dangerous journey as he attempts to discover what or who caused her to be unwillingly tattooed, suffer sexual trauma, and subsequently drown. As he slowly begins to uncover a nest of illegal syndicates, game fixing, and deadly coercion in the world of professional basketball, Joe summons the help of a well-respected rookie player, a conflicted tattoo artist, and a quirky Las Vegas bookie to avenge Leah's murder. But what they find in the process will surprise all of them.
A Slam Dunk shares the compelling tale of what happens when money, power, and brutality become intimately acquainted in a world where professional athletes want nothing more than to get away with murder.