The Heir [NOOK Book]


Wealth. Fame.
Power. Murder.

Jason Boyer Just Got an Inheritance to Die For

The fortune wasn't supposed to befall him.

Jason Boyer had known all along his father's business empire would pass to ...
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Wealth. Fame.
Power. Murder.

Jason Boyer Just Got an Inheritance to Die For

The fortune wasn't supposed to befall him.

Jason Boyer had known all along his father's business empire would pass to different hands. Which suited him just fine. The money was crooked and the power corrupt. But when an accident claims the old man's life, everyone is stunned by the unveiling of the will.

With the passing of the Boyer crown, power-hungry politicians and shady business partners all try to force Boyer's hand. Fighting the temptation of influence and riches, he simply wants to be a better man than his father--but attempting to stand for what's right soon brings murderous consequences.

As those closest to him are endangered--and news emerges that his father's accident may be something more sinister--Boyer finds himself fighting for his soul...and his life!

Is There Any Escape for
The Heir?

All the money he could ever crave.
In the splintering crash of a car plunging through a railing, Jason Boyer's life is changed.

All the fame he could ever desire.
But the last thing he wanted was the throne of his father's corrupt business empire.

All the power he could ever wield.
The estate should have gone elsewhere, but the will was changed.
And now everything is Jason's.
But gaining the whole world just might cost him his life.
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Editorial Reviews
Robertson's lean and witty writing style fits the plot well. The story is told in first person through Jason's intelligent persona and delivered with enough literary razzle dazzle to make it appeal to not only the plot addict but the word junkie as well.
—Violet Nesdoly
Nathan Knapp
The Heir is a novel that begins with a bang, then set on simmer . . . until things start to boil over. It then gets exciting as Jason is forced to make the toughest decision of his life while he deals with a fraying marriage and the fact that, although he may hate his dead father, he can be just as ruthless. Robertson's writing is spine-tingling leading up the climax, with short, choppy sentences that held this reader on the edge of his chair until the very end.
I can't wait to read more of Robertson's work, especially seeing as this is his first novel. Bethany House has got another winner to go along with other recent acquisitions as T.L. Hines and Robin Parrish.
The plot spirals into a tight web of intrigue as power rushes to fill the vacuum left by his father's death and Jason tries to right the wrongs of the past. Reading Jason work his way through to a purpose was like watching a newborn calf stand for the first time. Everything does not tie up in a neat package at the end of this book - much like life refuses to fall into simple lines. However, it is a satisfying read and worth the investment of time.
—Cara Putman
Intense and compelling, The Heir is a fast, smart read. The tension and suspense constantly build off one another. Often frustrating, frequently humorous, always thought provoking, The Heir has the makings of a mystery classic. I would love to see it on the big screen! I cannot wait to see what else Robertson has in store for his readers, his fans!
—Phillip Tomasso III
If you like film noir and the suspense genre, The Heir is right up your (dark) alley. On the other hand, if you usually steer clear of these mean streets but are always game for good writing and a tale well-told, you too will find much to like about Robertson's debut novel.
—Heather Hunt
Think drag racing. Robertson slammed his foot on the accelerator and the G-force kept me pinned to the chair until I closed the cover. New plot twists are revealed in a blur, more people die. Red herrings whiz through the air. I couldn't figure out who the killer was. That's a big deal. I'm disappointed if a mystery is too easy to solve.
&3151;Darcie Gudger
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441207852
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 36,504
  • File size: 567 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part time high school math and science teacher, and former Christian bookstore owner, in Blacksburg VA. This is his first novel.
Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and the author of The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2007

    Powerful Plot!

    Robertson delivers a strong plot line with believable characters. Jason Boyer has just inherited his father's wealth. He doesn't want it. How can he get rid of it fast enough? His wife Kate is seriously upset and wants a divorce. This is precisely why Jason wants to get rid of it--money buys love, power, and greed. Jason wants to be normal. Jason finds out it isn't that simple to dump millions in someone else's lap. He receives guidance from the family lawyer and members of the trust. Who can he believe and who really has his best interests at heart? When friends and family members start becoming corpses, it is life or death for Jason until he finds the truth. A page turner for sure and readers will want more from Robertson. The Heir is a great debut novel!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Jason Boyer was somewhat estranged from his father Melvin over the business of the Boyer Foundation. Everyone assumed once Mel died that the company would pass to someone like Nathan Kern or even Melvin¿s younger progeny Eric. Everybody is proven wrong when a car accident kills his father and Uncle Fred says Jason is THE HEIR.-------------- The angry Jason has no time to decide what he will do with the Boyer Foundation. Politicians offer their services in exchange for campaign funding and other favors. His dad¿s cronies especially Nathan demands he join them by bloodying his hands or else face their wrath. Mel¿s second wife believes she was cheated and Eric feels left out. However, it is Nathan who anticipated wielding more power with Mel¿s death who is most irate. As Jason is tempted to abuse the influence as his dad did, he tries to hold on to his principles. However, he has not understood the corrupt game of power yielded by those with the mindset of a fanatical terrorist they insist Jason play in accordance with the rules his father established or watch helplessly as his loved ones die one at a time that is unless they kill him.-------------------- THE HEIR is an intriguing thriller in which a somewhat ethical person is forced into situations not of his making where he must act against his beliefs or watch loved one suffer perhaps die. The story line is driven by a cast who for the most part thirst for power with most willing to use it regardless of the cost to others. The temptation on Jason to simply join is incredible as fans wonder will he totally replace his father or will he keep his morality and sense of self.------------- Harriet Klausner .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Terrific read!

    Fast-paced and grabs you and doesn't let go!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Must read for all yuppies

    If your life is consumed with vying for the almighty dollar, read this book! It will give you perspective as well as keep you on the edge of yoiur seat. Lots of twists and turns that I never saw coming. Very impressed with the writing and storyline.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

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    It's A Solomon Story By Wyvongela

    Effortlessly written with clever dialog and strong characters. It absorbs you and keeps you captivated wanting to know what happens next. A tale of money and power and how one man struggles with having too much of both, he is surrounded by the evil that men will do for it....even murder. He comes face to face with the extent that he himself will do and discovers that happiness does not come with wealth and power, but with the peace that God will give when life is lived according to his will....its the same discovery that King Solomon made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    The Heir by Paul Robertson is a new corporate/business suspense thriller from Bethany House. The story is told from the first-person point of view of Jason Boyer, the son of the extremely wealthy, powerful and corrupt Melvin Boyer. Jason was never close to his dad, and his mom was dead. Jason spent his life looking out for his care-free younger brother and growing an aversion to money, power and everything his dad stood for. When father Melvin Boyer dies, Jason surprisingly inherits his dad's entire empire. Jason and wife Katie had been content to live out the rest of their lives on the stipend they received from his dad's trust. Now, Jason is thrust into the middle of everything he despised. At first, Jason wants to decline and give everything he way. However, with the family lawyer guiding him, Jason soon begins making decisions to keep the empire moving along. It isn't long before Jason is thrust into the evil inner-workings of his dad's businesses and Jason realizes how deep the corruption is. Jason then must decide how to extricate himself from the mess (if he even wants to) while keeping his family entact and escaping the clutches of a murderer on the loose. The story moves along quickly as Jason must make decision after decision about the future of his dad's companies. Jason is a witty guy, and this humor sometimes distract from the fact that novel is treading into some dark places. The money and power that Jason has can truly change a man. Towards the end of this fast-paced thriller, you can only hope that Jason can escape from the depths that the money has taken him. This is a great novel from author Paul Robertson that is set in the business world, but should appeal to all suspense lovers. Authors that don't usually give Christian fiction a try should definitely check this book out. You'll find the all the suspense and intrigue of mainstream fiction as well as a good message at the end. The religious message is subtle though, and shouldn't be a turn-off to anyone. This is a novel that goes into some dark places, yet does it realistically. The characters are strong, except for Jason's wife Katie. She seems money hungry only, and I think Jason knows that about her but hopes it isn't true. Another character we don't get to know is Melvin, Jason's dad. Melvin's shadow hangs over the entire novel, yet we hardly get to know his character, we just get to witness the evil empire he created. In conclusion, The Heir is a powerful new novel in Christian fiction with a fresh, new voice. I recommend it to anyone.

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