A ruthless buyer wants to restore a depleted oil field owned by a wealthy New York family for generations. Only the patriarch can sell it and he doesn�t want to, despite his family�s frantic need for the money. Hank Tower is hired by the buyer �to make the deal,� then learns he�ll be murdered by a hired killer, if he doesn�t.
Tower and his six-foot-six Scottish assistant, Arnie Macgregor, must deal with an array of motives for the crimes that follow the patriarch�s decision not to sell.
� The patriarch�s only son may go to prison�his daughter-in-law may lose what she wants above all else in life � his older granddaughter won�t be able to expand her dress-designing business� his other granddaughter will lose her listless lifestyle�his grandson may lose his life.
� There�s a brutal murder � actually two half-murders. Tower understands the first half, but is stumped regarding the second. Can you figure it out?
� Even more complex is another murder � or is it a murder? Tower knows most of the answer; only you will know all of it.
� Complicating Tower�s investigation is disposing of an illegal immigrant who tried to kill him, resisting the advances of the beautiful dress designer and his yearning to pummel a rich, handsome man who is subtly pursuing the love of his life, Carol Tomkin.
As you search with Tower for the killer, you�ll experience a wealth of New York�s glamour and its colorful characters, including a pickpocket with an IRA, a powerful assistant to the Mayor who loves expensive restaurants and a gypsy who wears a poisonous bracelet.
About the Author
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bravo! Another grip-you-by-the-throat novel from Charlie Horn! After reading five of his previous books, I am hooked. When a new one comes out, I can’t wait to get my hands on it, and settle in for trip into his world of fresh plots, chilling terror, characters (both evil and good) who come off the page as living, breathing souls, and he tops it off with the wryest wit this side of Twain and Wodehouse. It’s a combination that really works for me.