When Frank Cole takes a job as an in-house investigator at a Tallahassee law firm, he has no idea what's in store for him. The firm's lead investigator, brash Jimmy Hanigan, takes him under his wing right away. Then the firm's owner, Walter Daley, tells them that his old friend and client Chester Pratt has died under mysterious circumstances--and that Pratt's will is missing.
As Frank and Jimmy dig into the case, they learn that Pratt's death may have indeed been an accident, that no one in his family seems to want his fortune, and that an old nemesis from Frank's first case is dogging their steps. In no time at all, it's a true contest of wills in sunny Florida.
About the Author
A native of Massachusetts, he holds a Bachelor's degree from West Point and a Master's degree in International Affairs from The Fletcher School. After writing in his spare time for many years, he won the St. Martin’s Press "Malice Domestic" Writing Competition in 2005.
His award-winning debut novel, Murder in Exile, was the first book in a mystery series featuring the background-checker Frank Cole. It was followed by Reduced Circumstances (2007) Exile Trust (2008)and Contest of Wills, which was released in 2010.
He has also written the theater-themed mystery Death Troupe and two horror novels in his Interlands series, entitled Interlands and Denizens.
Writing under the name Henry V. O'Neil, he has also released several military science fiction novels with Harper Voyager. His recently-completed Sim War series consists of Glory Main, Orphan Brigade, Dire Steps, CHOP Line, and Live Echoes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
you'll love this book & this whole series! As you read these books, you'll feel as though you've discovered the long lost heir to "Colombo's" throne. aj west
Excellent plot. Keeps you guessing. Wish for more