Cat is a documentarian. She has the most unusual assignment of her life! She is to investigate the life of Hiram Granville. Hiram has made a fortune on his patents, and he's always been just ahead of another person about to apply for the same patent. She and Mercy, her researcher friend, will interview John, Hiram's son, and a man who made so much money on the stock market, that he had been accused of insider trading.
John convinces Cat to go for a drive with him, during which she learns the shocking story that explains why John has never before been out alone. He also explains how his father had arrived at all of those patents and why there have been so many suicides in his family. However, the explanation is one that she cannot believe. Yet what other explanation is there?
This sure is quite a tale! Nevertheless, Ms Wilhelm's characters and settings are realistic enough to give her story credibility. This is tenderly written, with compassion and gentleness.
The narrator, Ms Gavin, does an exceptional job of making this story come alive! This novella is something not to be missed! It makes the reader think about the price of success.