Journalist Vivienne Locke Trent is devastated when she learns of the mysterious death of her former husband, the rich and philanthropic Sebastian Locke. Pending the results of the autopsy, the police make it clear that Sebastian's death could be one of three things: accidental, suicide or murder. Vivienne, who had just met Sebastian for lunch a few days earlier, can't believe that the dynamic, powerforce that she once loved is gone. And she can't imagine that Sebastian would take his own life. Vivienne has a new mission in life - to get to the bottom of Sebastian's death and finger a killer (if there is one). The two prime suspects are Sebastian's children, Jack and Luciana. Jack had an extremely volatile relationship with his father, one that was marred by fights and feelings of abandonment. He hated living in his father's shadow. Sebastian's daughter Luciana is a chip off the old block, a woman who is bent on taking over her father's vast corporations and making a name for herself. She has big plans to give birth to several children and regenerate the Locke family tree. Luciana has always hated Vivienne with a passion; she always felt that Vivienne was standing in the way of her and her father's closeness. Neither Jack nor Luciana seems to care that their father may have been a murder victim. Sebastian was a lusty man, one who married five times and have several girlfriends and mistresses. Vivienne recalls the way in which she met Sebastian - he was her mother's lover. After her mother's death from an accidental fall Sebastian became Vivienne's lover, despite the twenty year age difference. Vivienne unearths numerous secrets and reveals petty jealousies and deep ambitions within the family members. As Vivienne digs deeper into Sebastian's origins, she discovers the shattering secret that led him to take his own life.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sandra Calhoune