Max Stafford once more features as the world-weary security consultant, this time investigating a bogus heir to a vast fortune that has in part also been left to a small college in the Rift Valley of Kenya.

What is the real reason for the college’s existence? Has it just been set up to launder this new-found wealth?

The solution is of major international importance. Can an unusually resourceful Stafford survive a confrontation with the most deadly of foes?