By Frederick Ramsay
Ike Schwartz and Ruth Harris needed to hold up a holiday in Las Vegas simply because on the final second, Ruth used to be required to visit Scone Island, Maine to settle an property. yet that job is quickly advanced by way of one, after which one other suspicious demise. First, an extended time period resident slips off a cliff. used to be he driven? Then the lady, who discovered the physique, is, in flip, came across on a foot direction useless from an obvious middle assault, but additionally with a now not simply defined head wound. Ruth unearths herself in brief forged as anyone of curiosity within the final loss of life. whilst issues appear to be slipping out of hand, Ike arrives simply in time to witness the invention of a 3rd body—Simon Weiss.
Weiss had come to the island to buy homes with an eye fixed to turning it right into a high-end lodge. His strategies and character so alienated the citizens that it truly is no shock his physique is located lower than the neighborhood pier, with a truly professionally positioned bullet gap in his brow. As his plans have been allegedly financed via the recent York mafia, it sort of feels noticeable who ordered the hit. This brings the FBI into play, to the misery of the neighborhood police.
With an array of suspects, reasons, or even the island’s historical past to confound the research, Ike, by way of neighborhood Deputy Sheriff, Tom Stone, and the capable, if quirky, advice of Ruth, get to the bottom of those 3 deaths, yet now not with no heavy bills to villains, citizens, and their young ones.