If ever there was a "red herring" it has to be this guy. Anyway this little tale is about the intrigue behind a gang of diamond swappers. It all begins when one of the gang inadvertently falls to his death, having recognized someone whom he thought to be dead. This guy is in disguise (which he discards later) so how he was recognized is still a mystery. Under weird circumstances two women get possession of a film can full of gems when someone drops them into the wrong stateroom. Girl number one is assaulted and, although she seems to know who did it, she keeps quiet, allowing him to continue being a threat. This gem of a novel is full of poorly, or unexplained, circumstances, leaving it as one of Auntie A's poorest mysteries. At least to me, but maybe I haven't been paying careful attention.