Against the backdrop of a grisly Palm Beach murder scene, art gallery owner and private detective Maxie Roberts sets out to catch a killer. Palm Beach art gallery owner Maxie Roberts has just come from an ugly murder scene. Not only has his wealthy socialite client been brutally slain in the boudoir of her Palm Beach mansion, but Maxie suspects the paintings she hired him to appraise are forgeries. When he discovers that the fake paintings were substituted for the real ones, Maxie is determined to find the original art works - and catch himself a forger and a murderer. And with Maxie's obsessive detective work poised to douse the flames of his relationship with sexy attorney Kathy Kramer, the heroic sleuth is drawn into a high-stakes murder case that threatens t only his fortune, but his very life. With an intimate kwledge of Palm Beach - a town where thing is as it appears to be - author Robert Mykle styles a suspenseful, fast-moving tale in the style of Roman Polanski's Chinatown.