Anne Collier was certain that her brutal husband Fred was trying to kill her. It was a simple fact of life-or, rather, death-that sent the terrified beaty racing to probate lawyer Wade Forsythe's office to have a will drawn up. In the event of her untimely demise, Anne wanted her hidded fortune in the hands of her six-year-old son Billy and out of the greedy grasp of her unsavory spouse.
But tides then turned in a particularly gruesome fashion. Fred was put abruptly out of the picture by a bullet through his skull, Ann was confined to a hospital bed in an apparent botched suicide attempt, and little Billy was nowhere to be found. The frightened wife was now a frightened widow and, as far as the police were concerned, a coldly premeditated murderess. But Forsythe knew Anne had to be innocent. And before he'd allow his comely client to fry, the attorney would lay his career on the line and perhaps his life as well.