For all lovers of a traditional murder, mystery adventure story this is a must read. In Allison Forbes' previous book, Tower Court, we were introduced to a group of friends, all living in the same apartment block, who, through circumstances beyond their control, find themselves almost forced to solve a series of unexplained mysteries and uncover a crime ring leader who had set up his base in the building. This, her new book, takes the same group of amateur sleuths 'across' from the mainland to the Isle of Man, where they encounter more 'mayhem' instigated by the mysterious figure of 'the Boss' who has set up headquarters on the island. Mystery follows mystery as Magda, one of their group, disappears, and they encounter Jimbo, a former resident of Tower Court, and a rather disreputable one at that, w living an apparently comfortable life as James Preston, the owner of an antique shop on the island. Matters come to a head when Ron, ather member of the group of friends, is found with a bloodied knife in his hand, standing over the dead body of Jimbo in his antique shop. As the two strands of the plot intertwine, with the Boss arranging a huge crime coup and Ron languishing in prison help arrives from the mainland in the form of a familiar character.... the only question is, will it be in time to save Ron and prevent 'the Boss' from escaping to crime pastures new? A murder mystery story that will have you on the edge of your seats to the very last, and unexpected, word.