Patrick O'Brien is about to give new meaning to the words 'gay business tycoon'. He's turned his small bar business into a renowned design and licensing agency and now he's going public with the intention of turning his brand and the ideas everyone else is going to give him, into a multi-million dollar media empire. The fact that he's a nasty individual hasn't stopped his empire growing. That is, until he falls to his death from a second storey window... just minutes after his husband Toby Gibbs sold the vast portion of their shares in the company to the mysterious Maxima Hedge Fund.
For Holmes this is all very well, but when his most important client informs him that he has been the advisor behind Patrick's company going public, and both Inspector Pomfrett - now with the City of London Economic Crimes Unit - and Detective Garrigues - lumbered with investigating the untimely demise of Patrick - wanting him to help them, there's nothing he can do, but throw himself whole-heartedly into an investigation filled with way too many people who wanted Patrick dead.
Watson meanwhile struggles to provide Holmes with his usual back-up as there are problems closer to home that need to be resolved forcing Holmes to seek help from someone close to him whom he hasn't seen in years.
Holmes and Watson are back on board for their sixth adventure with the usual round of cocktails, investigations, gossip and of course hot sex. But why are they squeezing in an appointment at the Linley furniture shop? And why are the staff at Diva wearing Lei's on Fijian night? These ... and many more important questions will be answered if you just read on.