The Millionaire Max Andalus is dead, and he’s left behind a fortune to a mysterious homeless man called Rig Veda. In this twisting, thrilling novella, it’s up to Max’s friends – the retired probation officer Melvin Cooper and the firecracker Ginny Staithe – to figure out why.
Collier County, Florida teems with the homeless. Who is Rig Veda, and why has the late Max Andalus chosen him for an heir? As Melvin and Ginny get to know Rig, they soon find out that there are others interested in the homeless man, too. Soon, Rig Veda is kidnapped, and it’s up to the aging Melvin, with his eight year-old daughter in tow, to get him back.
The chase takes Melvin all the way to the Adirondack Mountains, to a house Max Andalus used to own, and draws to a conclusion that Melvin would have never expected, where he has to make a choice that will forever change his life.