Angela Berry plunges drifter Darcy Lemarsh into intrigue and murder when she introduces him to her ailing and alcoholic grandfather, Professor Jason Berry.
Barry has sold a novel, but now his publisher wants Berry to go on a promotional tour - he has to: it's in the contract.
But Berry can't even hold his water long enough to get down the hall to the bathroom. He settles for using the empty wine bottles that clutter his room.
When he meets Darcy, the old man decides Darcy can go on the road in his place. Who will know?
Darcy already has trouble enough trying to play The Author while coping with the dysfunctional Angela, but his troubles are only beginning.
That's when things turn bad. Really bad.