Simon Templar heads to New York - to sip cocktails, listen to jazz, and have a good time. But he has a way of making enemies, and a quiet night in Cookie's Cellar sets him on a trail involving drugs, smuggling, dead bodies, a beautiful singer called Avalon Dexter, and finally the loathsome Cookie herself. The battle is on.
Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the twentieth century`s most prolific and popular authors.