A tangled web of lies, theft, and betrayal—one lawyer must determine if that is all his late father left him.
Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a high-profile Atlanta law firm. But first he must clear one final matter from his docket: the closing of his deceased father’s law practice in his hometown of Bethel, Georgia. Killed in a mysterious boating accident, John Crane didn’t appear to leave his son anything except the hassle of wrapping up loose ends.
But instead of celebrating his promotion, Tom finds himself packing up his office, having suddenly been “consolidated.” To add insult to injury, that same night his girlfriend breaks up with him . . . by letter.
Returning to Bethel with no sense of his future and no faith to fall back on, Tom just wants to settle his father’s affairs and get back to Atlanta. But then he runs into an unexpected roadblock—two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. And evidence that his father’s death may not have been accidental. Worse still, a trail of data suggests his father played a role in an international fraud operation.
Along the way, he meets a woman who is as beguiling as she is beautiful. And her interest in the outcome of the case is just as high as his. She challenges Tom’s assumptions . . . and his faith. Now he must decide whom he can trust—and how far a father’s love can reach.
'Author Robert Whitlow combines Grisham’s suspenseful legal-thriller style with the emotional connection of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie.”
“A great mystery that will keep you interested until the end.'
“Christy Award–winning Whitlow (Greater Love) is a lawyer who knows his profession, as his newest legal thriller shows.'
“This is a solid, suspenseful thriller with an overt but not overpowering Christian theme, for in solving the mystery surrounding his father’s death, Tom also confronts his own situation and faith. The religious theme is subtly handled and won’t put off readers who prefer their legal thrillers to be nondenominational. For those who prefer a spiritual element in their fiction, this one deserves a hearty thumbs-up.”