Ian Thomas is beloved around the world as the singer/songwriter of such smash hits as Painted Ladies; Hold On, and Right Before Your Eyes, along with hits written for Santana, Chicago, Manfred Mann and America. Now the creative force that gave us so many classic hit songs has turned to novel writing - and what a novel: Bequest tells the story of a Canadian-American university professor beset with visions of dire things past, present and future; of death and tragedy and dark secrets hidden in the American countryside. Thomas breathes life into his characters and keeps heart rates soaring as he skilfully takes the plot through unexpected twists and turns and masterfully builds tension to the breaking point.
"I couldn't put the damn thing down... tightly crafted... lots of pithy observations on life, sexual relations, ethics, morality and politics... action-packed and fast-moving - I wish I owned the movie rights - enjoy the ride!"
- From the Foreword by Murray McLauchlan