Book #8 of the Dick Hardesty Mystery Series finds protagonist Dick Hardesty and his partner Jonathan taking a much-needed vacation to New York City to visit Dick's ex-partner Chris and Chris' new partner Max, who are involved in an off-Broadway show. When Ron Pierce, one of the show's leads and lover of the production's playwrite is murdered a few days before Dick and Jonathan's arrival, Tait Duncan, the founder of the company, hires Dick not to find the killer so much as to rule out anyone from the theater being involved.
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1980s New York as seen through the eyes of first-time visitor and always enthusiastic Jonathan adds flavor to story as Dick tries to eliminate possible suspects, including the dead actor's understudy, the playwrite, Tait's 'personal assistant' and Tait himself.
The review of this Book prepared by Roger Margason