Hoping to acquire publishing rights to the final manuscript of recently deceased literary giant Charles Melton, Ben and Carrie Porter take a working vacation to his Riveria home. They're shocked to find the masterpiece in sections, each one bequeathed to a different heir. Whoever can collect the complete book will own the copywright--and be guaranteed a finincially secure future.
Was Charles Melton an evil-minded scamp who set up the devilish scheme in the spirit of revenge? Or did he simply want all his heirs to reveal their true natures? When two of Melton's heirs are murdered, the Porters begin to suspect that the clever author had stuffed his final masterpiece with secrets--deadly secrets--which a killer intends to keep hidden at all costs.