For a world-class philanthropist, Emmet P. Neuberger is a most
unlikable man. Certainly in the opinion of world-class private
investigator, Dr. Robert Frederickson, aka "Mongo the
Magnificent." When Neuberger offers the detective what amounts
to a free vacation in Switzerland, Mongo is suspicious and
The coffers of Neuberger's Cornucopia Foundation have been depleted to
the tune of ten million dollars by a mysterious international criminal
and confidence man known as John "Chant" Sinclair; his
artful manipulation of the organization's financial computer system
has rerouted cash earmarked for medical aid to third world countries.
Although Interpol is on the job, Neuberger wants Mongo to keep an eye
on the investigation and report back to him personally.
A major drawback to the assignment is that Sinclair does not share the
typical confidence man's aversion to violence---a highly trained
master of the martial arts, the swindler has been known to literally
burn the eyes and brains out of men who've crossed him.
And now the facts Mongo is turning up in Zurich seem to show that
Cornucopia may not be as charitable as it's cracked up to be---and
that the criminal Sinclair may be anything but....