""...I heartily recommend this teasing little puzzle." "
Twelve diners in the owner's private dining room on the top floor of a luxury casino on Las Vegas' famous Sunset Strip are suddenly isolated as the state of the art security system cuts in and the whole suite is in lock down. They are a motley assortment of guests, ranging from a Russian diva and her assistant, Shirley, the owner of the hotel and her legal assistant Julia, plus criminal psychologist, Cait Morgan, and her close friend, Bud.
When the back-up lighting kicks in, the body of Shirley is found, bizarrely stabbed with a sword. All those present are shocked and anxiously wait for the lock down to end so that the police can take over. But the security system won't respond to Julia's instructions and the group find themselves alone with the corpse and, presumably, the killer.