On his return to Montreal, Riley becomes entangled in the wreckage left behind by a con man called Brandt who ran a Ponzi scheme. When the fifty-million-dollar scheme falls apart and dozens of people are left destitute, some of them figure that Brandt's wife Terry must know where he's hiding out. Riley's not convinced, but then Terry's the woman Riley was living with when he left Montreal twenty years before.
The path is funny, smart and full of great dialogue and clever characters. Gullibility kills, all right, but it also makes for a terrific plotline for a possible murder.--Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail,, on True Believers.