Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Three adventurous young men find themselves duped by a double dealer in this thriller. The story begins after the young lads have convinced a wealthy man into providing financial backing for their African treasure-hunting expedition. While they are away, he immediately entraps one of the fiancees of the young men by encouraging her to run up an enormous gambling debt. In order to save her father, who has also been tricked by the con man, the girl becomes the wealthy lecher's mistress. The young men return. Their journey has been successful and they are quite wealthy. When they learn that the backer will not follow through on his promises, and has sullied the young woman, they decide that he must be killed. They decide which one will do the deed by drawing cards. He is killed, and the murderer is revealed--but as the coroner decided it was a suicide, the killer is not convicted.
cards, con/scam, coroner, debt, entrapment, expedition, father, fiancee, financier, gambling, gold, hidden, killing, lure [tempt], mistress, murder, return, suicide, trapped, treasure, trip, verdict, wealth