Maggy Thorsen and her beau Jake Pavlik find themselves plunged into a real-life mystery as baffling as any Agatha Christie classic. - It's November and Maggy Thorsen is in South Florida at an annual crime-writers' conference with her beau, local sheriff Jake Pavlik. Maggy's pledge to behave solely as a tourist becomes trickier than she expected when the conference's opening night turns out to be a re-enactment of Murder on the Orient Express. As Maggy and Jake reluctantly set off on the night train, it's clear that nothing is quite what it seems.