2010 "First Edition: September 2010" stated; SIGNED by author (see pic); Minotaur Books publishers, New York; hardbound with ebony boards and gilt lettering on spine; very good condition, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
Beloved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard has just performed his Carnegie Hall swan song, but upon his imminent departure for retirement in France he is confronted by his young African American rival, crossover artist BTower. When a combustible mixture of ego and envy is ignited by greed, the result is a grisly scene too horrific to be imagined.
Beginning with music and mayhem and ending in the courtroom, justice is finally done...or ist it? That is for Daniel Jacobus - the blind, curmundgeonly violin pedagogue, ardent admirer of Allard, and outspoken critic of BTower - to find out...