In 1972 Mike takes on a case searching for a stolen inheritance. The next day his dowager client is killed on a downtown Portland street. Clues she left leads Mike on a meandering case with murder, seduction and twists over three states, chasing a carnival con man and his stolen and counterfeit money. The finale carnival act involves a dangerous dance of death over an alligator tank. A twisted path takes Mike to Hardin Montana for the reenactment of Sitting Bull’s victory over Custer at Little Big Horn. Along the way Mike learns his suspect is connected to the most elusive counterfeiter in US history, “Mister 880.” Mike suffers hypnosis by a stunning belly dancer, is fascinated in Butte Montana by an Annie Oakley type and strung up and left to die in Vale, Oregon. 13th book in the stand-alone series.