In Florida, popular romance writer Sabrina Wright hires
Palm Beach's private investigator Arch McNally to find her
missing husband. The experienced Arch figures this to be a
relatively easy case until he uncovers Sabrina's real
agenda. Apparently her daughter Gillian recently learned
that her mother's husband is not her biological father.
Gillian seeks her 'real' dad.
When the news leaks out among the rich and richer,
three males try to 'hire' Arch to keep a lid on the story.
Sabrina had affairs with all three at about the time she
became pregnant and each one has since been paying under
the table child support to keep the author quiet. Now that
the story is becoming public, someone kills Arch's client.
This leaves the sleuth to wonder how far an individual
would go to keep a lid on the secret and will that include
potentially murdering a detective who is close to figuring
out the full truth.
MCNALLY'S CHANCE is much more complicated than the
above two paragraphs reveals or the confusing title that
has Lawrence Sanders name in big print while crediting
Vincent Lardo in much smaller type. The story line is
exciting due to Arch's demeanor as the convoluted case
keeps him bewildered yet making progress even after the
homicide of his client. Mr. Lardo provides a strong tale
that would have pleased the late great Mr. Sanders, creator