Jan, a young professor, and his wife, Alix, move to Cape Despair, Oregon, where they encounter a mysterious killer. — A remote coast. An isolated lighthouse. A man who may be losing his mind. A wife as worried as she is frightened. The sensational writing team of Pronzini and Muller takes these ingredients, adds some dead bodies and a curious police detective, and serves up one of the most satisfying mystery yarns in many a season.