Nick Lortz is sitting outside a café in Whistler, a village in the Canadian mountains, when a stranger comes and sits next to him. She's young, pretty, and has a beautiful smile. Nick is happy to sit and talk with her.
But why does she call Nick "Mr Hollywood"? Why does she give him a big kiss when she leaves? And who is the man at the next table - the man with short white hair?
Nick learns the answers to these questions three long days later - in a police station on Vancouver Island.