An ex-cop, now a security man, believes that when one of Alex's guests is shot while jogging the assault is intentional. Alex decides to conduct an informal investigation, too. Alex Winston is a pleasant main character. He seems like the sort of person one would like to know. When Alex learns from a surveyor that the lighthouse may not be on his property he is made anxious. The mystery is wrapped up when the true identities of the surveyor and a muffin lady are discerned.