Gambling is coming to Paradise Beach Florida. Real estate mogul Derek Clymer is building a new city for the purpose.
Soon it becomes apparent that Derek has picked the wrong team for the job. Jake Terrebonne is skimming. Billy Hunt is too honest. An investigative reporter is smelling around and Bert Weems, local fixer, has a problem. Of course it is nothing that money cannot solve and as this book opens we find Bert abortively engaged at making his problem worse. It all could have been so easy. While his future spirals towards the drain Bert compounds his mistake until the problem becomes simply a man named Bertram Weems. Not to worry though, Jimmy ‘Blue’ Terrebonne has been making problems permanently disappear for years.