Since Kinsey Millhone was fired by California Fidelity Insurance, Kinsey lost her usual swagger. And her new case is no confidence builder. Attorney Lonnie Kingman is going to court in a civil suit in three weeks when his P.I. drops dead of a heart attack. With the statute of limitations running out, Kinsey has to tie up the loose ends of a murder investigation. The victim, an affluent artist named Isabelle Barney had been shot with a .38; her husband David Barney, was tried and acquitted of the murder.
Now her ex-husband is suing Barney for Isabelle's estate, claiming the jury made a big mistake.
Things get complicated when Barney gets to Kinsey, insisting he's innocent. Everything he says checks out. But if David Barney is innocent, who's guilty? The real truth is a shock in the end.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy