Kevin Corvelli – -a hotshot New York defense attorney who packed up his bags and hung his shingle in Hawaii to dodge the spotlight – -is deep in his mai tais at a resort when an argument erupts down at the other end of the bar. It's a pair of newlyweds, married that very day on the beach. And since Corvelli doesn't do divorces, he all but dismisses the argument.
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The beloved character Baseball Joe has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing in the major leagues. Picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals, Joe helps turn the team around with his remarkable skill as a pitcher. But just as he's beginning to get into the swing of things, Joe finds himself being targeted by a gang of criminals.
That's at least until the fire breaks out later that night, and he barely escapes his hotel room. Most weren't so lucky, including the new husband. His wife, Erin, becomes not only the police's prime suspect for arson and murder but also Corvelli's newest client, and she has a lot working against her, like motive and opportunity, not to mention a history of starting fires.
The heat gets turned all the way up in Douglas Corleone's scorching legal thriller Night on Fire, his second following the MB/MWA's First Crime Novel Competition winner, One Man's Paradise.