In the first of a new series, Isaiah Socrates Blut, forensic accountant, is over his head on his latest audit. Summoned by Frances, the 98 year old patriarch of the Mason family, to find which of her relatives is scheming to take her fortune, Blut discovers a maze of suspects. And then the murders begin. Aided by Police Detective Sandra Worth, Blut also finds himself falling in love with the heiress of the family, Effy Grigert. Or is she trying to kill him?