Vincent King, last seen in KING’S RANSOM, is back from his Himalayan adventure. He’s in Upstate New York, looking into a suicide that a bereaved husband doesn’t accept, despite all the evidence. As King pokes around, the “evidence” begins to unravel. But no one thanks him for his efforts. Eventually he’s pitted against the police, various criminals, and even his own client. Every turn around every corner brings a new surprise and when the truth appears, it’s the biggest surprise of all.