A young woman named Beatrice Bowie (Bix) dies in an automobile crash on a lonely mountain road in Mexico. The father wants to know more about the time she spent in Mexico and who she was. He has lost his wife, is now confined to a wheelchair and since he did not spend more time with business than with his daughter, he wants to discover who his daughter really was. Travis McGee and Fred Meyer are hired to travel to Mexico to find the answers. The trip finds them chasing down any clue they can find. Bix had gone to Mexico with several other young people where she becomes addicted to one drug after another. An inheritance from her mother disappears into the hands of one of the travelers. Several deaths later McGee and Meyer find themselves in danger of losing their own lives. The ending has a unique twist as the two conclude their investigation. Very good mystery.
Fans of Travis McGee will enjoy this sad and kinky mystery. An ill friend of Meyers wants to find out what happened to his daughter who dropped out of college and went to Mexico with some "friends." She was reported dead, but the more McGee investigates, the more confusing the case becomes.