Welcome to the life of Douglas Grimes, an ex-pilot grounded for his failing eyes moves to New York in search of a new start. He works at the St. Augustine, a run down hotel, and places petty bets on the horses with a second-rate bookmaker. He leads a simple and non-important life.
All this changes when he finds a man lying dead on the six floor of the hotel. After dragging him inside room 602 he finds a tube belonging to the corpse, with 100,000 dollars stuffed inside.
Fleeing America, with the cash, he checks into a ritzy hotel in the Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz. Unpacking with visions of travelling Rome and London he finds, to his horror, he has accidentally swapped his bag at the airport, and has lost the money. Grimes finds himself both the hunter and the hunted with the rightful owners of the 100,000 hot on his trail.
The reader and Grimes will travel Europe in search of lost fortunes and great wealth guided by Miles Fabian, a slick con-artist. Plenty of sex, champagne and caviar...