Jack Mooney is starting to settle in the sun-soaked island of Saint-Marie, and he has some impossible mysteries to solve. A champion poker player, apparently poisoned at the table in front of an astonished audience. A novelist, murdered in a plot more surprising than anything he s ever written. And a spiritual leader, strangled at a time when all the suspects were each other s alibis. Jack s laconic style belies a sharp mind and relentless determination. He s a brilliant detective, and he ll need all his instinctive genius to solve these perplexing murders.