Reminiscent of Nelson De Mille, this is a great beach book.
Young student George is thrilled to be invited to a party at the home of the notable political Gregory family, until he witnesses 2 of the young Gregory scions taking advantage of a drunk girl. That one incident determines the course of his life, with the family's powerful influence steering his course the whole way, until the father of a murdered girl convinces George to risk his comfortable life to face the facts.
Tracking down witnesses, and being followed, George finds how far power and influence can reach, from Costa Rica to France and beyond.
This was a great, highly entertaining take on political scandals, and a dark look at what can lie behind a glamorous façade.