When Boston attorney Brady Coyne meets old friend and neighbor Ken Nichols for a drink, he doesn't expect anything out of the ordinary to happen. Instead, he becomes mixed up in murder, when Ken's ex-wife, Sharon, finds him stabbed to death in his hotel room. When Brady takes Sharon on as a client, he is quickly involved in the mystery surrounding Ken's death. Sharon is the prime suspect, but as Brady investigates he finds other possibilities. Could the mysterious bearded man Brady saw talking to Ken be responsible? Or Ken's drug-dealer son, Wayne? Brady needs to find the real killer, before the killer can find him.
As with all Tapply's books, this is well-written and fast-paced, with solid characterizations and a mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the end. Sadly, Tapply died in 2010, and so this is his last book. His earlier books in the Brady Coyne series, as well as those featuring Stoney Calhoun, are available through the library.