Charleston, South Carolina 1952 PI Sam Bentley didn't like his newest client the moment he walked in the door, but Sam needs money so being picky isn't really an option. The client wants to find his wife who's been missing for two years. He can provide no other information, and Sam knows there's something shifty about the guy, something he just can't put his finger on. Kate Masters has been hiding out from a Russian jewel thief for two years, already suspecting that the man killed her father. Keeping her company is her mother and a large bag of expensive diamonds. Sam's client wants his jewels, and when Sam finds Kate and her mother, he's led the thief right to them. Now, he's got to use every single trick in his PI handbook to save Kate and her mother's life...as well as his own.