Bishop Francis X. Regan and legman Davey Goldman go to bat for Eddie Goode, the man who brought them together eight years back by shooting Regan and consigning him to a wheelchair. Eddie's accused of killing carwash heir Laddie Compton, whom he insists had inveigled him into a wild scheme to steal the family jewels. A second homicide--the victim a longtime Compton friend with sadly irrelevant mob connections--focuses attention on the real suspects: family members who have strong opinions about the breakneck expansion of the upscale Midas Touch Autocare chain--and Davey gets to question them all, disguising himself as a cop, an insurance investigator, a bank loan officer, and an official of the Knights of St. Titus, as the occasion demands. A nicely hidden motive for an obvious culprit; and Davey's endless masquerades seem a little forced this time. Not up to The Fundamentals of Murder or (especially) Bloody Ten.