Black Monday, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 7
It's October 17, 1987, and there have been three murders in Dallas that night. The owner of a troubled thrift and his mistress are found in their condo with their throats cut and a woman is asphyxiated in her home along with her eleven dogs. Paula ends up defending the man accused of the double homiced and Stan is shocked to find out he has been appointed the executor over the old ladies' estate. More
This story begins on the infamous Black Monday, October 19, 1987. As the stock market is taking a nosedive and banks and S&L's are falling left and right, Stan is asked by the CIA to help an operative unravel an IRS garnishment and ends up caught in a fire-fight between the CIA and the FBI.
His day grows more complicated still as he receives the surprising news that he has been named as the executor of the estate of one Lottie West, who has died in suspicious circumstances and who--Stan soon discovers--has been hiding priceless art treasures stolen during World War II.
So the last thing Stan needs is a visit from his law partner, Paula Waters, who tells him she wants to defend the man accused of killing the chairman of one of Dallas' troubled thrifts. And it's only Monday...