By S. E. Schenkel
An old man juggles his final wishes including romance, revenge and a reversal of fortune for people whose lives he has all but destroyed. At the same time, a group of ex-cops juggle retirement with a dogged sense of justice. And bridging the two is Acey Tapp, a private investigator.
When paths cross and clues surface with a regularity that is anything but chance, the match is on. Playing the roles of King, Bishop and Pawn are a rusty gun, an orphan key and handwritten note cards.