St. Martin's, Nov 2004,
In Las Vegas irascible grumpy Galaxy Hotel and Casino CEO Emmett Druperman has watched minor irritants. Pickets were reducing the drop in leisurely casino players who detested stepping past the “ants” picketing his facility. The agent of his entertainer wanted more money. His hemorrhoids on fire, Emmett receives a plain envelop addressed to him as the head of LVCA (Las Vegas Casino Association) containing videotapes and demanding $10 million or else from the casino owners.
Realizing he has real trouble, Emmett hands everything over to his Vice President of Security Steve Forrester who takes the threat seriously. They think of possible strip con artists such as Dan Shiller and Jurgen Voss, but Steve cannot picture either doing what happened on the tape, the poisoning of a guest. Knowing that the culprit is most likely a casino insider, Steve needs to figure out who would be bold enough to risk murder as opposed to card game scams.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner