In 1988, long before the Patriot Act made outrageous invasions of Americans' privacy an everyday occurrence, Albuquerque importer Beverly Parmentier finds herself under surveillance. She isn't paraid; she is being watched. She has criminal ties, arrest record. Is her Latin American folk art import business, a one-person foreign aid program, truly suspicious? Or does this feisty female provide a handy excuse for arrogant customs agents to have some federally-funded fun at taxpayer expense? Clearing Customs is a fast-paced, wild ride across borders, with Beverly and her pals creatively confounding the twisted agendas of thugs in high places.