Life looks good for John Deal. A new contract promises to put the family business in the black and restore its reputation, tarnished by the suicide of its founder-John's own father. But getting out from under Barton Deal's shady past is tough. The new contract is linked to old ties-like the multi-million dollar pact Barton made with Miami mobster Lucky Rhodes decades ago. Today, both men are gone, the money's vanished, and Lucky's son wants it back to restore his own family business. Trapped in a deadly personal vendetta, John Deal is about to discover just how deep blood ties can cut.
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