Legendary newspaper publisher Isaiah Justice, owner of The Defender,: is going to miss his paper's biggest story ever: someone has laced his bourbon with cyanide. His murder coincides with the takeover bid from a large, shady corporation. But many people, family, friends, and employees, wanted the feisty patriarch dead. He had power, he had women, and he had dirt on just about everyone in town. Amid death threats and more corpses, Howard Justice, the Old Man's heir, teams up with the paper's top reporter and the Old Man's beautiful assistant in a breathless race to find the killer and save the paper...while dodging their own command appearance in the obituaries.