Elaine Jorgenson is a wealthy Key West real estate developer whose second husband is gambler Kevin Terminadi. When Jorgenson wants to bring a gambling casino to a popular Key West beach front property, citizens unite against it. Jack Kilgore, an ex-Marine Intelligence officer is hired to protect Jorgenson against threats from an environmental group. Nonetheless, Jorgenson is killed in a car bombing and Kilgore must find the killer or killers A single clue leads Kilgore first to Las Vegas where he encounters Moe Koffer, a sleazy private detective with connections to gambling and boxing interests. Kilgore must work against shadowy underworld figures to get justice.
Gaylord Dold lived in south Florida and has fished the Florida Bay. He's also the author of guides to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, as well as the general Caribbean area.