A murder by beheading sends Alice Harte, reluctant real estate broker for thugs, running into the arms of Nigel Channing, a charming British con man.
This urban fantasy is set in Miami and London. Fans of Stephanie Plum will cheer for Alice as she watches her back in attempts to keep her head while being stalked by Nigel's daft ex-wife and a team of inept, but dangerous mobsters. Alice's world is filled with real characters strangely reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland as she's guided through her dangerous adventure by her own Cheshire Cat.
After Alice discovers a gangster's freshly beheaded body in his Miami mansion, she launches a desperate self-defense in a kangaroo court. The main witness against her is Algy Green, a bumbling cockney swindler who super-glues his bat wing ears to his head, and commits perjury for theme park tickets. But in the middle of the trial, a small piece of information opens her eyes.