|Codicil, the (1995) [Novel]|
by Tom Topor
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(From the publisher):
Telecommunications magnate Matthew Marshall is dead. His wife and three children are stunned to learn that half of his $105-million estate has been bequeathed, in a codicil to his will, to a child they never knew existed, the product of an affair years before during Marshall's service in Vietnam. It is up to Adam Bruno, a street smart son of a bookie, to find out if this child is still alive and living in the United States. A New York defense lawyer until he rubbed up against the wrong side of the justice system too many times, Bruno knows how to negotiate the city's political and social mine fields. But Adam Bruno finds himself thwarted at every turn by the convoluted legacy of a man whose closely held secrets constitute a nearly rock-solid facade.
Original title: The Codicil
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller