The second book in Stephen Greenleaf's classic John Marshall Tanner series.
Called in to help dying millionaire Maximilian Kottle locate his estranged son, P.I. John Marshall Tanner doesn't know what to expect.
Soon Tanner is on a quest to find Karl Kottle, a former sixties radical and alleged murderer. As his search continues, Tanner encounters a host of potential clients, including a muckraking newspaper editor whose star investigative reporter may have finally gone too far...
The plot is complex, the villain unexpected, the people believable...and the writing outstanding! - United Press International
All the right components are here - violence and sex, intellectual deduction and good guesses, wit and cynicism - plus lots of real surprises and that essential ingredient of the private-eye tale, a large pinch of morality - New York Magazine