In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his exwives, and his minionsa message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelans new will names a sole surprise heir to his elevenbilliondollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil. Enter the lawyers. Nate ORiley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelans family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a womanpursued by enemies and friends alikeholds a stunning surprise of her own.