Jeff Jackson, formerly a Boston PD detective now retired on Martha's Vineyard following a career ending injury, is hired by his friend, Chief Madieras of Vineyard PD, for a one time only security stint at the Pendray Inn, owned and operated by Britt Prajna, the best friend of Dr. Zee Madieras, the island's acting M.E. who happens to be the Chief's daughter and Jeff's childhood friend. The Lakshmi Emeralds, mounted on a sole broach worth $5 million, are being returned to Britt having been stolen from her family over sixty years ago, they having circulated on the black market ever since. The gemologist of Victor Gaines of Gaines and Associates Auction House in Boston recognized the emeralds after they were brought in by their unsuspecting owners, Regina and Freddy Fields, who were having them appraised. While Britt's godfather, lawyer Willard Gilford, and Gaines personally handled the transfer of the emeralds back to Britt in conjunction with Thornbury Securities, headed by Jeff's ...Written by
While looking at the crime scene as the first person arriving, Jeff touches all of the doors and surfaces with his bare fingers. He repeats this error outside when checking the power box. As a "retired" detective, he would know that doing so could disturb any fingerprints that may have been present. See more »
I like that the characters' personal stories continue through the series and connect them, although the plots are different, so it's not necessary to see them in order if you don't want to. It was suspenseful and mostly unpredictable.
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