Local police have investigated the death, and head detective and former football teammate Clyde Burker have all but written it off as a suicide. However, Jason believes his father, Theodore Crow, was murdered and sets about trying to find out exactly what happened.
Along with his best friend Zack Merchant and his girlfriend Michiko Clark, Jason assembles the facts and educated guesses and conjecture to set his mind at ease and find the guilty party.
Who wanted his father dead? Surely it wasn’t business partner George Elsbeth or his son Aaron. Could it have been Brayton Spites – Ted’s fierce competitor – or his redneck son, Bubba? Or was it the vangelical Church of the Sacrificial Lamb, which holds sway upon his mother?
Did his fraternal twin brother Leon have anything to do with it? What was the purpose? To gain control of the Crow’s Nest Steakhouse? Or the family ranch?
Skeletons rattle in the closet as secrets are revealed, until finally, everything starts to converge and things move fast, hurtling to a climactic face-off between friends.
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