Roger takes a very different kind of case from a new client, a lawyer with an odd story.
Before long he’s investigating a murder committed on a ski slope in California near Lake Tahoe.
The killing may be linked to another case he’s investigating on behalf of another new client, a shady mobster from Los Angeles.
A detective from Roger’s agency goes undercover to work for the mob while she looks for a vital clue.
Meanwhile, Roger’s investigation gets him into trouble with some Nevada casino enforcers, one of whom tries to kill him.
From the lush forests, well-groomed ski slopes, and scenic grandeur of the Tahoe wilderness to the glitzy casinos of Reno and the sumptuous excesses of the Hollywood party scene, Roger and his colleagues follow a twisted trail of treachery to a killer who just might have committed the perfect murder.