A Boston lawyer investigates a prep school teacher s suspicious suicide.Brady Coyne never meant to become the private lawyer to New England s upper crust, but after more than a decade working for Florence Gresham and her friends, he has developed a reputation for discretion that the rich cant resist. He is fond of Mrs. Gresham unflappable, uncouth, and never tardy with a check and he has seen her through her husband s suicide and her first son s death in Vietnam. But he has never seen her crack until the day her second son, George, leaps into the sea at jagged Charity s Point.The authorities call it a suicide, but Mrs. Gresham cant believe her son, like his father, would take his own life. As Brady digs into the apparently blemish-free past of this upper-class prep school history teacher, he finds dark secrets. George Gresham may t have been suicidal, but that doesn t mean he wasn t in trouble.