|Benny Ashe||A fugitive from the mob in Manhattan and from the U.S. Marshals. 73, wiry, a heart of gold, and a spirit of steel. He is
unpredictable, unafraid, and ready to physically fight anyone.
|Betty Jablonski||who communicates with her dead husband, Eugene, by Ouija board. Eugene is not one to give direct answers to her
|Peter Benington||a 60-year-old David Niven look-alike, he is a retired jewel thief, who thought he would nurse his arthritis and unsteady heart in
peaceful retirement. Was he surprised.
|Walter Innes, MD||a knobby, cynical old man who retired from medicine when his own disability prevented him from continuing his practice. He walks
with a cane, and wears clothes only a color-blind man would appreciate.
|Eleanor Carter||a woman whose past is a mystery, but in the present she is pleasant, attractive, and sets her sights on Peter
|Alice Chomseky||a retired clown. Coarse, loud, lovable. She still performs at children's parties and the hospital, and plays a mean game of
|Mr. Petersen||a retired Chemical Engineer, who thinks he's Henny Youngman, or Fred Astaire (the women love it when he thinks he's Fred Astaire
for he's such a good dancer), Sherlock Holmes, Blackstone the Magician, - to name a few. You never know who he is at any moment.
|Tweedledee and Tweedledum||two men in their eighties who view life with a comically dry cynicism. One of them is always sporting a new tee shirt with cynical
comments: "The gene pool needs more chlorine."
|Ralph Ardley||the Sarasota police detective investigating the murders at Coral Sands. He sees Peter Benington as a major suspect and investigates Peter's past, much to Peter's concern.|