The Codicil by Tom Topor
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When a New York telecommunications magnate shocks his family by leaving half of his estate to a child he fathered in Vietnam, a street-smart former lawyer must find out whether the child is still alive.
 

About Tom Topor

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Tom Topor is a journalist, playwright and screenwriter. His credits include The Accused, for which Jodie Foster won an Oscar, and the Broadway play Nuts, which was made into a movie by Barbra Streisand.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Hyperion. 471 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Adam Bruno, the investigator Marshall's punctilious attorneys hire to look for the child, starts with nothing more than an address book full of names and numbers of people who all agree that Marshall -- hard-driving, gregarious Marshall -- never talked about Vietnam.

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The estate attorneys hire Adam Bruno, a criminal lawyer turned detective, to locate Matthew Marshall's child, as the will dictates, hoping that he'll fumble the assignment.

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Topor's thriller concerns a deceased multimillionaire who has willed half his estate to the secret child he'd fathered in Vietnam.

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