The transportation of a prisoner back to Saint-Marie on the local ferry ends in disaster after the prisoner, Leon Hamilton, is murdered on the way. Things wouldn't have been so bad for Richard if he wasn't handcuffed to the man in question on the way. Selwyn Patterson finds it hard to believe that neither Richard nor the prison guard Vincent Carter saw what happened. The team are told by Richard to discover who exactly Leon Hamilton was. The soon find out that he had many enemies as he ripped off many people out of money when he sold them bits of Paradise Beach.