Jack McKinney is a
bright-eyed twenty-year-old in the process of buying a snapbean farm with forty
grand in cash, and attorney Matthew Hope is assisting with the deal—until Jack
is found dead in his condo, stabbed fourteen times.
The backwoods seller
wants his forty grand pronto, but nobody can find the cash. And when Matthew
pays a visit to the McKinney ranch, he gets more than he bargained for. Jack’s
mother, Veronica, is a woman who looks half her years, with cool gray eyes to
match her ambivalent attitude toward her son’s death. The only thing more
dangerous than Veronica is her daughter Sunny, the mirror image of her mother
and a girl who can hold her liquor. Everyone seems to have a theory about the
missing money, but Matthew’s the only one who can get to the bottom of the bum
The fourth installment of Ed McBain’s Matthew
Hope Mysteries, Jack and the Beanstalk delivers our lawyer into a world
of seedy folks, sour deals, and a family gone afoul. Download and start listening now!