Blake Kx, a young Australian working on his vel in France, --finds himself in a police cell, caught up in a crime that echoes scenes from his own manuscript. As Inspecteur Sauveur pores over the details of the case, the facts ceaselessly point to the author. Blake's secret liaison with an Icelandic beauty and the intimate familiarity of the Provence setting of his manuscript are only the beginning a| Will Blake be jailed for a murder he believed was just part of a good story? And what will his fiancee make of this? From the author of A Ticket for Perpetual Locomotion, this story will dazzle adventurers and armchair detectives alike.