When San Francisco heiress Sally MacArthur's sister absconds with their father's priceless jade falcon, Sam Spade's biggest fan hires the msot low-down private eye in the book.
Unshaven, cynical Jack Diamond knows he's crazy to get tangled up with such a woman, whose tale of larceny has more holes in it than a pound of Swiss. But Diamond can't resist the allure of this damsel in distress.
It's a two-way attraction that's as sizzling as the hot water Diamond finds himself in when he takes the case.
Tough guy Diamond is Sally's fantasy detective come to live- a fantasy man who's started spinning a few fantasies of his own.