In this exciting prequel to O’Rourke’s thrilling debut novel, Proposition, Napa Valley attorney, Riley Scofield is up to her pretty neck in another toxic mess. And this time it’s not just environmental.
Riley’s trying to mend a long-standing feud between the Scofield and Royster families when she’s asked to represent the sale of a client’s condemned toxic property. When Riley discovers the contamination reports have been falsified, the client’s property value goes up—way up.
The client tells everyone about their good luck, and suddenly, Riley has an office full of new clients needing help with their contamination problems. It seems like a win-win. Riley is busier than ever, but she’s also in the way of someone’s plan for making millions turning Napa Valley’s “toxic” properties green. They drop a hint on Riley—a hint that goes boom.
Riley’s fighting on three toxic fronts now: an environmental conspiracy, a fifty-year blood feud, and most important—staying alive.
Includes a bonus chapter of Denis O’Rourke’s upcoming novel, Jesus Never Drove a Desoto.
Murder • Menace • Merriment