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A dead partner... a murdered client... more than young attorney Joe McGuinness bargained for when he signed on at Pinnacle Peak, one of Arizona's most prestigious law firms.
The ink on Joe McGuinness’s bar license is barely dry when the death of his firm’s senior partner puts the young lawyer's job in jeopardy. Soon much more is at stake than Joe’s legal career. The night of his first date with Mia Ortiz, personal assistant to one of the firm's wealthiest clients, the young couple walk into a grisly murder scene. Mia’s boss — Cordelia Barrett — and her son lie sprawled in a pool of blood.
Joe knows Cordelia has recently changed her will, turning off the flow from the money spigot to her hotheaded son. But the police don't agree with Joe’s theory of murder/suicide, and arrest Mia for murder.
While Joe works fervently to free Mia, another body is found. A paralegal at the law office is dead, the victim of an apparent accident. But the evidence soon points to murder, and before there are more victims, Joe must unravel a web of secrets to discover who is using murder to claim the rights of heir apparent.
Original title: Heir Apparent
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur