Dangle $46 million in front of six people and tell them the last one standing gets it all. From that shopworn yet undeniably tantalizing premise springs Grippando's latest thriller starring Miami attorney Jack Swyteck. The big pot of money comes from wealthy divorcee Sally Fenning, who leaves an enormous estate following her murder. Not only is her death suspicious, the terms of her will are insidiously cunning. None of the six heirs, all people Fenning despised, can collect until all but one has either died or renounced their share of the inheritance. The common denominator is that all were connected to the murder of Fenning's daughter five years earlier. There is Fenning's ex-husband, his divorce attorney, the prosecutor who failed to bring charges against any suspect, the newspaper reporter who wrote about the case and a mystery man who can't be immediately located. Swyteck's client, hitman Tatum Knight, is the only one not connected to the little girl's murder, though his tie to Fenning is odious in its own right: Fenning tried to hire him to kill her, but he steadfastly denies taking the job. As expected, someone starts knocking off heirs. Those who survive are brutally intimidated into dropping their claim on the estate. Swyteck, meanwhile, scrambles to find out who's behind it all while balancing a love affair on the side.
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James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and later served as counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he’s a dog.From AudioFile:
The landscape of Sally Fenning's life changes violently when she is viciously attacked and her 4-year-old daughter is killed. Five years later, following a second marriage to a wealthy man, she walks into a bar to negotiate for a murder--hers. Her will leaves $46 million to six people whom she had reason to hate, with the stunning twist that no one can collect until the others have dropped out or died. It's no surprise when the heirs begin to show up dead. Nick Sullivan's comfortable voice is superb with every character, from the approachable Jack Swytek to an Italian goon, a Latino ex-husband, and the sophisticated Vivian. Sullivan's talented delivery and modulations of vocal characteristics create a believability that is flawless. F.L.F. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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