The setting is a fictional country, Murinam, which has the feel and look of a former French colony. Benny Cooperman, still recovering from the head injury that impaired his short-term memory, is persuaded to investigate the death of an old schoolmate, Jake Grange. Grange, a family man, ran a scuba diving business before he was, it seems, murdered; his widow wants Benny to find out what happened and recover important documents. Benny’s cognitive difficulties have made his own world alien to him, but, ironically, he’s willing to broaden his horizons by travelling to countries where he can’t read the signs. Benny is now a true cosmopolitan—equally out of place everywhere. Intrigue and suspense amid the denizens of Murinam make this a memorable case for Benny Cooperman.
Book 12 in the Benny Cooperman Mystery series.
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