By Brett Halliday
Mike Shayne tangles with a Miami seashore blackmailer on behalf of a long-forgotten friend
It's been 4 years considering that his spouse used to be murdered, and Mike Shayne isn't willing to recollect the outdated days. He's again in Miami whilst he sees Christine, as soon as his wife's closest pal, and anything in his intestine tells him to stick away. Newly married, Christine has racked up $10,000 in playing accounts, and she's able to pawn the one important factor she owns: a string of precious pearls. She asks Shayne to make the handoff. The setup smells fishy, yet he has the same opinion to help—not for Christine's sake, yet for the reminiscence of the lady he loved.
Through somewhat fast pondering, Shayne erases the debt with out wasting the pearls. His purchaser could be thrilled, yet Christine is livid that he replaced the plan. prior to lengthy, Shayne is trapped in an online of blackmail and homicide, the place the #1 suspect is Mike Shayne.
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