"When the husband of a Queen's Park aide runs off to escape his gambling debts, private investigator Dan Sharp is hired to track him down. Stumbling onto some shady, behind-the-scenes occurrences in the legislature, Dan finds himself pitted against a mysterious "Magus" known for making or breaking the reputations of up-and-coming political candidates. After a body turns up on his doorstep, Dan realizes he's being punished for sticking his nose into dirty politics. Now he's in a race to catch a killer and prove his innocence, with the Magus always one step ahead."-- Provided by publisher.