In Shantih a brother returns from overseas to overturn the murder conviction of his younger brother, now dead from a presumed suicide. But in the process he becomes a target himself in a larger plot involving stolen art objects. Murders, in Triste Island , dominate a press trip by a group of travel writers to an island under development as a resort. But the tangle of relationships make solving the multiple deaths difficult for the pair of detectives dispatched to solve the case. In Krills a new human-like species emerges from the oceans warning of world-wide havoc and destruction due to the degrading of the planet's ocean floor. Subject to death and isolation, the krills struggle for acceptance with one man reaching a perilous pinnacle of influence. Each of the three novellas offers a fresh blend of mystery and suspense that will keep readers eager to learn the resolution.