At the height of his career, the richest man on Earth, Philip Wires, decides to commit suicide in a grand farewell. Quentin Duncan, an insurance specialist going through a hard time, must find proof to prevent the astronomical life insurance policy taken out by the deceased tycoon from being implemented – something seemingly impossible in light of the facts.
A detective novel that unfolds in an extravagant future. Frenzied, fun and covertly critical, it transports you through a succession of events in which the characters are comically on the verge of madness and misfortune. In the vein of classics like ‘Bill, the Galactic Hero’, the narrative leaps like the rapids of a river between the stones towards a surprising final cascade.