Jekyl Island, located on the Georgia coast, was the exclusive playground of the very rich-the club’s 100 members controlled one sixth of the nation’s wealth-at the turn of the twentieth century. When a member of the Jekyl Island Club is shot to death, his fellow captains of industry anxiously conclude it was a hunting accident. Is the impending visit by President McKinley to the Jekyl Island Club the reason? Could J. P. Morgan himself have been the one who pulled the trigger? Whose side is member and millionaire newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer on? Only the local sheriff, John le Brun-a wily Civil War veteran who has his own agenda-can provide the truth.