Benny Cooperman is slowly going crazy. It's winter in Grantham, Ontario, and he has nothing better to do than watch the frost creeping in under his door. Nothing, that is, until blue-eyed, long-legged Muriel Falkirk enters his office because her boyfriend, the notorious Johnny Rosa, has gone missing.It's been ten years since Johnny pulled off a sensational kidnapping, and he's served his time. But now he's skipped parole--or been murdered--and Muriel wants to know where he is. But a lot of other people do, too, most of them interested in the unrecovered half-million-dollar ransom. Benny joins The Ransom Game in this witty and intriguing thriller only to discover that nobody plays by the rules.