While preparing for his final round of life-saving treatments, Detective Hank DeShear agrees to work with intelligence agent Jaden Trinn and a ruthless killer known as The Greyhound to shut down the remaining legs of Angelus Genetics’ illegal, death-plagued genetic engineering program. But the company Dr. Hauser founded plans to continue operating, buying political protection and stopping any would-be attackers in the harshest, most permanent ways possible. When the next generation of Hauser-created child prodigies learns of the founder’s true plans, a sinister reality is revealed that no one could possibly have envisioned.
After winning the case of a lifetime, Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Marc Kadella welcomes the infusion of energy his career is receiving. Another lawyer asks him to represent the co-defendant in a murder trial resulting from a petty crime that spiraled out of control—the somewhat “accidental” murder of the nephew of Vivian Corwin, grande dame of the influential Corwin family. Disarmingly charming and still downright sexy at sixty-eight, there’s more to Vivian than meets the eye. You just gotta love a society doyenne who can toss off, “… if I wasn’t a lady, right about now I would say: f— you.”