The heir hunters once again seek out families entitled to inherit the estates of people who have died without a will.
Retired bingo hall manager William Toms died in 2008. At first sight his story is straightforward, but as the team at Fraser and Fraser sets to work, the case becomes complicated. As evidence of multiple marriages, numerous stepchildren, adultery and divorce emerges, the plot resembles a complicated romantic novel. Just when the team seems to have everything sorted, the investigators make an unexpected discovery.
Meanwhile, over at the offices of Hoopers, Senior Case Manager Kevin Edmonson investigates the extraordinary case of Mary Loraine. A virtual recluse, she died over 30 years ago when fire swept through her Brighton home. As her story unfolds, it becomes more bizarre, involving a famous actress mother and a forgotten fortune. There's even a wartime connection with the Special Operations Executive, a clandestine organisation dedicated to helping resistance movements on mainland Europe. Who stands to inherit her 100,000 pounds estate? The discovery of a son born in Cairo could be a vital breakthrough.