Welcome to St. Barts, beautiful and sensual, vacation spot of models, moguls and movie stars and home to Gendarme Charles Trenet. Life is one sunny day after ather and the life of the young gendarme is one of blissful tranquilityCeven his love life is looking upCthat is, until the annual marbles tournament rolls around. The locals always look forward to the good-natured competition and this one looks to be the most exciting event yet. But what has made the stakes suddenly so high? And why does a seemingly friendly marbles competition seem to be at the center of an ugly plot that stirs the passions of all involved? A seemingly harmless old man=s murder raises questions that demand solutions and long kept island secrets and deceptions come to light as Gendarme Trenet doggedly tracks down the truth in this exciting sequel to Murder In St. Barts. With Death Of A Cheat, Ripley brings us back to a world of rich characters and lush surroundings with a plot that digs in and never lets up till the last page is turned.