From Miami's steamy street to Aspen's icy ski slopes, from courtrooms to silver mines, linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter is entangled in a bewildering web of swindles, double-crosses, and murder. The trouble begins for Jake when he beats a fraud rap for con man Blinky Baroso, who pays his legal fees with stock in a shady company, Rocky Mountain Treasures, Inc. When Blinky's partner is killed and Blinky vanishes, Jake is the prime suspect. Faced with disbarment and prison, Jake also has to deal with Kip, his juvenile delinquent nephew, who's handy with spray paint and obsessed with the movies. Then there's Jo Jo Baroso, Blinky's sister, a hard-nosed, silky-skinned prosecutor. What's her motive for rekindling an ancient romance with Jake? Jake heads to Colorado, where the trail of evidence takes him deep into abandoned silver mines under the Aspen ski slopes. At stake are the priceless Silver Queen statue, missing for one hundred years, and Lassiter's own life.
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