To help an old friend with a gambling problem, Brady confronts the Boston mob.
Dalton Lancaster could have been a lawyer, but his heart wasn’t in it. He quit Yale after his first year, and used his inheritance to go into the restaurant business, where he might have had some luck if he’d spent more time selling food and less time playing blackjack. As he gambled away his savings, restaurants, and family, his lawyer, Brady Coyne, stuck by him. So when Dalt is beaten up, but not robbed, by three mobsters, Brady can’t help but think his friend is gambling again. But Dalton says he has kicked his vice. The attack wasn’t a message to him—it was to his son.
Having inherited his father’s addiction, Robert is in even deeper trouble than his dad ever was. When he fails to square things with his creditors, he’s kidnapped, and Brady is forced to gamble on a long shot: That Robert Lancaster is still alive.
"Boston attorney Brady Coyne, a principled man in an often unprincipled profession, remains as fresh and appealing as ever in his 23rd outing...fans will cheer Tapply's engaging hero every step of the way." (Publisher's Weekly)
"The latest in the revered Coyne series contains all the ingredients readers have come to expect: excellent plotting; conversational, friendly narration; and a compelling secondary story line focused on Coyne's private life." (Booklist)
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