Andy Carpenter's accountant, Sam Willis, is stunned to receive a phone call out of the blue from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn't spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too frightening to discuss on the phone. Barry needs Sam's financial acumen and lawyer Andy Carpenter's legal expertise and he needs them immediately. But when Sam almost runs over an injured dog lying in the road on the way to Barry's house, he can't drive off without waiting for help to arrive. By the time Sam makes it, Barry's already taken off on a private airplane headed who-knows-where. Assuming their help is no longer needed, Sam and Andy turn their full attention to helping the dog Sam found recover from his injuries. Then they learn that Barry's plane has crashed, and they come to the terrifying realization that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane. Barry was in far more serious trouble than either of them knew, and for Sam and Andy, the trouble is only beginning.
I have read every Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter tale and the author never seems to run out of fresh ideas and intrigue to keep wisecracking Andy busy. This book is no exception. Andy is getting ready to see Laurie off for a trip to her hometown in Wisconsin when he is interupted by one of his law partners, Sam Willis. Sam was late for a meeting with his friend Barry because he accidently struck a dog (a golden retriever at that) on his way to Barry's house. Barry and Sam … more