The Missing Piece
"Kirkus Reviews" named "Midnight, " Kevin Egan's first diabolically twisty legal thriller, a "Best Book of 2013." Now Egan returns to the bench with "The" "Missing Piece, "an all-new tale of courtroom intrigue, legal maneuvers, deception, desperation and cold-blooded murder.The Salvus Treasure is a fabulous hoard of ancient Roman silver, worth a total of seventy million dollars. Uncovered decades ago under disputed circumstances, the treasure has been claimed by various parties, some of whom will stop at nothing to secure full ownership of its riches. People have died and killed to possess all fourteen pieces of silver.The legal battle over who truly owns the treasure finally leads to the New York County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. But as teams of high-priced lawyers wrangle over provenance and witnesses, a shocking act disrupts the trial and a crucial piece of evidence goes missing.The missing piece is a silver urn worth at least five million dollars. Now the race is on to discover what became of the urn before the Salvus Treasure claims more lives."
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 144.78 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
- 14 Apr 2015
- New York
A masterful story of murder, corruption, and sexual obsession, with the tension meter on high...There's a mighty payoff. "Booklist" In Egan's engaging second standalone legal thriller (after 2013's Midnight), Judge Oliver Johnstone, of New York City's Civil Court, presides over a complex case involving the so-called Salvus Treasure, a 14-piece collection valued at $70 million...Egan, a former law clerk, demonstrates a gift for making legal technicalities, such as an order to show cause in a court case, easy to understand. "Publishers Weekly""
About Kevin Egan
KEVIN EGAN is the acclaimed author of "Midnight, "as well as various other novels and short stories. He has spent his entire legal career working in the New York State court system, including lengthy stints as law clerk to two state supreme court justices. He graduated with a BA in English from Cornell University and teaches legal writing at Berkeley College in Manhattan.