The deadline approaches. The lawyers and bankers work feverishly to close an $840 million leveraged buyout. Finally the papers are signed . . . and the fuse of a time bomb is lit. In the pressure of the deal, no one has noticed one very small, simple error, which will cost the law firm of Freer, Motley & Stone millions of dollars - and one of its partners his life.
A misplaced comma, or a billion dollar fraud? An innocent man caught in the headlights of coincidence - or cold-blooded murder? When Ed Mulcahy is hauled in to investigate, he has one hell of a job on his hands. Because he's indebted to the main suspect: ex-attorney John Shephard. And with his life as his client's collateral, he's in way too deep to walk away . . .