(From the publisher):
Brady Coyne is a Boston attorney with a small, select clientele and whose practice is devoted to meeting the personal legal needs - wills, deeds, divorces - demanded by the vicissitudes of modern life. While his cases often bring him close to the most intimate details of his clients' lives, Brady is usually able to maintain a professional distance, keeping his personal life out of the office.
But things change when he's contacted, after decades of silence, by an aged relative. A fisherman up in Maine, Brady's uncle Moze is a widower recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, who wants to mend fences with his estranged daughter. But the daughter seems to have simply disappeared, leaving no clues or hints as to her whereabouts. As Brady tackles the seemingly impossible task of finding his cousin - a situation that is looking less and less like a simple missing-person case - he comes up against a dark, never-discussed episode in his family's past: the brutal, still-unsolved murder of another uncle. And somewhere buried within the truth behind the unsolved murder lies the key that will allow Brady to find his missing cousin before it is too late.
Original title: Nervous Water
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur