"The story involves a masterly sleight of hand…"
Found clinging to a life buoy in the River Thames, Vincent Ruiz is a very lucky man. However, he simply cannot remember how he got to be there with a gun shot wound and losing pints of blood. No matter how lucky he feels, the police department want answers.
Ruiz cannot answer their questions. What was he doing on the Thames in the middle of the night? Who had shot him and why was he covered in different people's blood? A boat is found up river, and it looks as though a bloodbath had taken place. Did the boat have something to do with Ruiz and his shattered memory?
All Ruiz does know is that it involves the disappearance of Mickey Carlyle three years ago. Her body was never found and a man is in prison for her abduction and murder. So why does Ruiz feel Mickey is still alive? Ruiz, with the help of his doctor friend, Joe, replays those lost days and tries to find out what really happened to that seven year old girl who literally vanished into thin air.