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The dead hand, Michael A. Kahn

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The dead hand
Title
The dead hand
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Michael A. Kahn
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dead hand" is the English translation of the Latin term "mortmain," which the law dictionary defines as "the influence of the past regarded as controlling the present." For Rachel Gold, a more accurate term would be "zombies." In particular, the wealthy zombies who seek to control the living--and especially their families--from the grave through legal documents prepared before they died. In The Dead Hand, Rachel represents two women--one a widow, one a divorcee--in a pair of nasty zombie lawsuits, the outcome of each of which hinges upon a clause in a dead man's document. Rachel's client Cyndi Mulligan is the young trophy widow of the late Bert Mulligan, a billionaire entrepreneur whose last will and testament left his estate to Cyndi's daughter. The challenge comes from Bert's angry first wife and her angrier only son. Their claim: Cyndi's daughter--born eleven months after Bert's death--cannot possibly be Bert's child. Rachel's other client is Marsha Knight, the ex-wife of the wealthy founder of a women's lingerie manufacturer. She's been sued by his widow, who seeks to invalidate Marsha's divorce settlement and, in the process, impoverish her through invocation of the ancient and nearly inscrutable Rule against Perpetuities. As the trial date approaches in each lawsuit, the threats to Rachel and her two clients begin to escalate. Zombies, as Rachel discovers, are hard to kill, and so are their lawsuits
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Summary
"Dead hand" is the English translation of the Latin term "mortmain," which the law dictionary defines as "the influence of the past regarded as controlling the present." For Rachel Gold, a more accurate term would be "zombies." In particular, the wealthyzombies who seek to control the living--and especially their families--from the grave through legal documents prepared before they died. In The Dead Hand, Rachel represents two women--one a widow, one a divorcee--in a pair of nasty zombie lawsuits, the outcome of each of which hinges upon a clause in a dead man's document. Rachel's client Cyndi Mulligan is the young trophy widow of the late Bert Mulligan, a billionaire entrepreneur whose last will and testament left his estate to Cyndi's daughter. The challenge comes from Bert's angry first wife and her angrier only son. Their claim: Cyndi's daughter--born eleven months after Bert's death--cannot possibly be Bert's child. Rachel's other client is Marsha Knight, the ex-wife of the wealthy founder of a women's lingerie manufacturer. She's been sued by his widow, who seeks to invalidate Marsha's divorce settlement and, in the process, impoverish her through invocation of the ancient and nearly inscrutable Rule against Perpetuities. As the trial date approaches in each lawsuit, the threats to Rachel and her two clients begin to escalate. Zombies, as Rachel discovers, are hard to kill, and so are their lawsuits
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10527826
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1952-
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Kahn, Michael A.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
A Rachel Gold mystery
Series volume
0010
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  • Gold, Rachel (Fictitious character)
  • Women lawyers
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Gold, Rachel (Fictitious character)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Women lawyers
  • Missouri
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Target audience
adult
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a Rachel Gold mystery
Label
The dead hand, Michael A. Kahn
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953325772
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781464206771
Lccn
2016931156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953325772
Label
The dead hand, Michael A. Kahn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953325772
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781464206771
Lccn
2016931156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953325772

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