What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.
Wills can always be messy. Old grudges, family feuds, the things you forget and the things no one forgets. All of these things get worse when there’s been a murder. And when the one murdered is Undead, things are even worse.
Dean Morton has been murdered. Atina LeRoux is the executor of the will, and finds herself given contrasting duties. On the one hand, Dean Morton’s last will and testament is to find the murderer and see their punishment. A friend of hers is being framed. The Fairy and Undead courts are finding themselves at odds. All signs are that Binghamton has been set on a self-destruct course, but figuring out who’s to gain, and why they did this, is going to be the hard part. The case won’t be over soon.
And in the meantime, there are other things begging for attention. Life never lets you focus on one thing at a time. A wounded Tsukumogami in search of her past, and her future. Dean Morton’s will and his past. The realities of the Atlantean return. Jenny Nishi’s desire to finally help her friends for all they’ve done for her. The Demon Court knows more than they’re saying, but what else is new. And Earlen Wen, the first person who ever tried to have Atina murdered, is looking very interested, all of the sudden…