Book 7 in The Ben Kincaid Novels
Retired from law, Ben Kincaid is forced to return to the bar when a case—and a corpse—fall in his lap
After years of struggling, Ben Kincaid shuts down his small legal office and decides to make a living doing something that—compared to practicing law in Tulsa—is easy money: playing jazz piano. He buys a minivan to haul his gear, and gets steady gigs playing in a combo at Uncle Earl’s Jazz Emporium. His new career is just starting to take off when a body falls from the Emporium ceiling, knocking the wind out of Kincaid and sending him right back to his old profession. The dead woman is Cajun Lily Campbell, a grand dame of the Tulsa music scene and onetime girlfriend of Uncle Earl himself. And Kincaid must be careful as he readies the old jazzman’s defense, because there is a killer on the north side of town who would like nothing more than to hear the piano player’s last tune.
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“His best work to date.” —Tulsa World “William Bernhardt remains on a roll. . . . Well-written, well-researched, and captivating.” —The Daily Oklahoman
About the author
William Bernhardt (b. 1960), a former attorney, is a bestselling thriller author. His first success was the publication of Primary Justice (1991), the first novel in the long-running Ben Kincaid series about an idealistic defense attorney. In 1999, Bernhardt founded Bernhardt Books (formerly HAWK Publishing Group) as a way to help boost the careers of struggling young writers. In addition to writing and publishing, Bernhardt teaches writing workshops around the country. He currently lives with his family in Oklahoma.