The Kings aren't like other families. They are bound together by a hatred as vast as their oil-rich Texas ranch, and the purse strings of a fortune held by the cold matriarch of their wealthy clan. Helen King's five children have as little love for her as they do for each other. When her eldest son Howard is shot to death in his Dallas home, there is no shortage of suspects. As administrator of the King fortune, he was the focus for his siblings' deepest resentment. Everyone has a motive, no one has an alibi - and Matthew, who has always been the family peacekeeper, admits he was at the scene shortly before the murder...and saw nothing. As the police close in on the killer, Matthew faces an unwanted choice: loyalty to a family that's never understood love, or saving his own skin.
©1997 Frederic Bean; (P)2008 Books In Motion