Dead Winter Author:William G. Tapply Brady Coyne, the Boston-based lawyer whose clients often need him for more than legal advice, is usually deep in the world of wills and contracts. But when his client the Reverend Desmond Winter calls in the middle of the night, it's about something more important: a murder. Maggie, Desmond's daughter-in-law, has just been found bludgeoned to de... more »ath. Although his son Marc, has not been arrested, it looks as if he's the chief suspect. Brady has helped the Unitarian minister before in his trouble with Marc, and when Brady arrives in Newburyport he learns that Marc cannot substantiate his alibi.
When a man who has left a message on Brady's phone turns up dead in a nearby motel, Coyne wonders if the two crimes are related. As he untangles the intricate web of crime and family secrets he finds that more than murder is happening, and more murder than he realized. Ultimately these revelations bring Brady to a confrontation with madness and tragedy.« less