Tommy Lyle was desperate for love. Orphaned when police killed his criminal parents during a shoot-out, and twice divorced before he was forty, the only person left in his life who cared about him was his big sister, Daisy. And Daisy just pushed her wealthy husband to his death in the middle of Tommy's dinner party.
Tommy's desperate effort to keep his sister's affection tests his already slippery hold on morality. She demands his help covering up her crime and navigating a revengeful mother-in-law, a crooked medical examiner, a cheating undertaker, and a steely-eyed trustee.
If that wasn't enough trouble, Tommy has to keep Detective Nick Bongiovanni from turning a simple follow-up visit to the husband's apparent accidental fall into the crime of the century.