Midnight Louie goes along as chaperone when PR whiz Temple Barr and her fiancé, rising media star Matt Devine, head to Chicago so she can meet his family. When Louie is snatched, the catnapping's surprising motive loops back to Vegas and a string of unsolved murders connected to magic . . . and ex-magician Max Kinsella, Temple's former significant other. Skeptical homicide lieutenant C. R. Molina has commissioned Max to investigate the cold case murder. With traumatic amnesia from a recent attempt on his life, the once infallible Max is more sitting duck than predator.--B.I.P.