A thieving lawyer’s suicide is investigated in this gripping tale of deceit, betrayal and corruption.
In this fast-paced sequel, Cox (Web of Deceit, 2009, etc.) once more explores the cutthroat world of corrupt lawyers determined to make their millions by whatever means possible. Peter Brock, senior partner at Morrison and Brock in New York City, is found dead at work, triggering a litany of questions and suspicions. If it’s suicide, why would a man as successful and accomplished as Peter choose to end his life? But appearances can be deceiving: Peter’s life had been filled with crime as he chased other people’s money, including embezzling funds from a successful diamond dealer. His partner at the firm, Jack Morrison, holds the key to Peter’s mysterious death, as well as information about his crimes. What he does not hold, however, is the fortune Peter stole, which Jack is determined to claim as his own. Meanwhile, Peter’s assistant, Bernie, begins a mission to take Jack down and expose him for what he is. In the meantime, the body count rises when a woman using the alias Felicia turns up dead, her identity soon established as Jenny Abbot, a partner in Peter’s embezzlement scheme. The evidence leading to Jack begins to pile up as he struggles to maintain his career and reputation, as well as his stolen funds; determined to fight to the end, he stands to lose everything. Told in a frank, straightforward manner, this nail-biting crime novel carefully weaves a thrilling web of lies and secrets. Fans of legal dramas will appreciate the inside look into the darker side of the law as justice is skirted and rules are broken. As the mystery expands, seemingly every character has something to hide, and readers are often the last to know—something mystery fans will appreciate.
A suspenseful novel that surprises, amuses and pleases.