Dogeron Kelly, a walking bomb of a man, suddenly appears in elegant – and not so elegant – New York circles with a suitcase containing a quarter of a million dollars. There are rumours, but no one is certain where he, or the money, came from. It seems he is out to claim his inheritance – or is there something else he is after?

Sharon Cass, for instance: a bright and beautiful girl with some very special gifts for the right man.

Whatever it is, Dog Kelly isn’t telling, but his search takes in a baronial old family manor, the higher reaches of international illegal trafficking, paid mobsters and the rich and famous …