"M" is for money. Lots of it. "M" is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California and, uniquely, remains in family hands. Eighteen years ago, one of the sons of that family went missing. Now, "M" is for Millhone, hired to trace that missing black sheep. Though Kinsey Millhone succeeds in her search, this prodigal son will find no welcome at his family's table. And, in the all-too-common outcome of familial hate--"M" winds up standing for Murder.