Monday, August 18, 2008
The Heir by Paul Robertson
When billionaire Melvin Boyer dies in a car crash, his son Jason inherits his fortune. Jason is now the not-so-proud owner of “half the state” and his father’s wealth. His wife is thrilled, but all Jason can think is “I don’t want this”.
As Jason struggles to decide what to do, more people connected with the Boyer family are dying — are the deaths really just “accidents”, or is someone sending Jason a message?
This book was an excellent, quick-paced read. The only qualms I had with it were that the characters’ dialogue seemed a bit curt / choppy, and the ending seemed to be tied up a little too neatly. Otherwise, though, it was a great mystery… I had an idea of who-dunnit, but I couldn’t figure it out! :o)
This is Robertson’s first novel, and I’d say he did a pretty good job. I’d be willing to try more by him.