One day in the fall a woman calls at the New York office of Nat Marley, licensed private investigator, to ask him to find Patrick, her missing husband. Marley's enquiries take him to the financial district of Wall Street and an investment company whose returns are too good to be true. Then the police find a body in the trunk of a car – Patrick's car. Whose is the body and where is Patrick? Paperback-only version. Also available with Audio CD including complete text recordings from the book.