The spy story opens on a ship on the Mediterranean Sea. Grady meets Mildred, but when the ship docks she finds herself alone in the exotic city. The story takes a serious turn when a dead man is found, and he has a knife in his back . It’s even more mysterious when the dead man has vanished.
Back on ship, she tries to get back in touch with the carefree, festive behavior. When the vacationing teacher just can’t get over her unsettling experience, and she gets separated from her tour party, she finds herself back on the seamy side of the exotic city. And even in a little danger as she encounters the killer of the real body she found earlier.
Has she found help from her pursuer? Who can she trust? People aren’t as they seem, and a surprise ending awaits.