A weaving of three lives that captivates money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees a note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Author of "Station Eleven." Hometown: Comox, B.C. Print run 800.