A.J. Cushner is a retired Boston trial attorney, magazine and newspaper columnist and a graduate of Bowdoin College and Boston University Law School. He is a deep-water sailor, aviator, alpine climber, expert trap and pistol shooter, fly-fisherman and skier. He lived in West Tisbury on the Vineyard for many years and now resides in Florida.
Past indiscretions force criminal lawyer, Jake Dellahunt to move to an island to put his life back together again. Inheriting his old law partner’s house on Martha’s Vineyard, Jake is drawn back into the courtroom to keep a promise to his old partner to solve a 1942 island murder mystery while defending neighbors and friends charged with various crimes.