SCHOOL CAN BE MURDER ...At Leighford High, the ever-resourceful Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is temporarily promoted to Head of History when his colleague Paul Moss is chosen for an American exchange. Paul's counterpart is Hector Gold, who is accompanied to Leighford by his eccentric family, including his wife Camille and her parents, Jeff and Alana O'Malley. It soon becomes clear that Jeff O'Malley is quite a character - with money to burn he has been gate-crashing the local poker school, much to the dismay of its members. When events take a sinister turn and one of the poker school's members is found murdered, newly promoted Inspector Jacquie Carpenter Maxwell and Henry Hall investigate. Is this simply a case of murder as revenge? Maxwell, aiding them in solving the case, thinks there may be more to it ...