The King of Lies
Jackson Workman Pickens — ”Work” — never got along with his dad, wealthy attorney Ezra Pickens. (To be honest, no one liked Ezra much.) When Ezra’s body turns up, Work tries to cooperate with the cops and conduct his own investigation — while juggling a longtime lover, an unhappy wife with a nasty secret, and a mentally ill sister.
Presumed Innocent meets Fatal Attraction.
In a top-notch debut, Hart’s prose is like Raymond Chandler’s, angular and hard.