An inheritance at risk and the discovery of an extraordinary cache of old wines during Nashville's history-making flood leads to foul play and death in this Mark Rollins mystery adventure. The old man finished a glass of wine-his favorite claret-went to bed, and died. Now more than fifty years later, a stunningly beautiful Nashville attorney, Ann Sims, is preparing to auction off his estate-a derelict old mansion with its long-forgotten secret. Sims has lived with a secret of her own, a secret that could cost her the fortune she is in line to inherit and end her career. Beautiful women can make poor choices in men. She is exception. Afraid, for good reason, of the possessive and greedy men in her life, she turns to Mark Rollins for protection. Rollins, the central character in Collins' mysteries, is a modern-day hero-a protector, problem solver, and crime fighter. His superhero-like powers are techlogy, extraordinary wealth, and friends in high places. This time his techlogy is failing him as he tries to keep Ann Sims alive-his efforts thwarted by Nashville's failing infrastructure in the wake of the massive storm and flood that provides cover for bad things.
Tom Collins is one of the pioneer entrepreneurs of the information technology industry. The London publication CityTech called him an outstanding individual and visionary when named one of the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders. He is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Law Technology News for his contribution to the use of technology in the legal community. After selling his technology company and retiring in 2007, Tom Collins began writing mystery adventures that mix a little bit of real life with a lot of imagination to create the tenacious hero Mark Rollins. Mark Rollins adventures include Mark Rollins' New Career and the Women's Health Club Mark Rollins and the Rainmaker Mark Rollins and the Puppeteer The Claret Murders. Visit Collins at www.markrollinsadventures.com.