Prisoner Leon Hamilton is being escorted by ferry to Sainte Marie when he is stabbed to death, an embarrassment to Poole, who was hand-cuffed to him at the time. Hamilton was convicted of a holiday home scam and two of the passengers on the ferry, whodunnit fan and grand-daughter of investors, Suzie Park, and thuggish Sam King, an associate of another victim Gordon Foster, whose wife left him after his ruination, would seem to be likely suspects - until Poole uncovers a cunning identity swap. Written by
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[Furious over a prisoner's death in Poole's custody, Commissioner Patterson berates prison guard Vincent Carter before ordering him out of the police station
DI Richard Poole
It wasn't his fault, sir. The prisoner was in my custody.
Comm. Selwyn Patterson
I'd say that's hardly something to be proud of, Inspector. I could understand if he was secretly poisoned. In fact, secretly anything! I could even forgive a gunshot from another boat, or a jet-ski or a helicopter! But no! A knife was plunged into his back while you were standing ...