Charles Bentley is celebrating his seventieth birthday with his family at a local restaurant when a dying man stumbles into the restroom and falls at Charles’ feet. A man who has been stabbed in the heart. Charles and his wife, Joanna, chief of police in the town of Opalsville in western Massachusetts, quickly discover that the man was a high-powered divorce lawyer, so he had more than his fair share of enemies. As they investigate further they find that the victim had unusually close relationships with some his clients, which may have increased even more the number of people who wished to see him dead. All in all, it becomes both challenging and dangerous to discover who gave Charles A KILLER BIRTHDAY.