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The Heir Hunter

3.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  81 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
He's young. He's ambitious.

He's got less than a week to find the heirs to a $22 million estate.

Now everyone he sees is trying to kill him.

Welcome to the world of Nick Merchant, heir hunter.

Nick Merchant is in the business of finding heirs. As payment, the San Francisco-based private investigator gets a percentage of the estate. So when Gerald Jacobs is found dead in a cre
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 9th 2001 by Dell (first published 2000)
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Ed
Feb 20, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
Finalist 2001 Shamus Award for Best First Novel.

Suspense - Nick Merchant has a lucrative business locating heirs for a percentage of an estate. Problems arise when researching a recently deceased multi-millionaire in the Albany, NY area involves the FBI and uncovers Nazi era ties.
Katharine Ott
"The Heir Hunter" - written by Chris Larsgaard and published in 2000 by Delacorte Press. Quite good story with a genealogy bent.
Helen Talaniec
Nov 11, 2015 Helen Talaniec rated it really liked it
Really interesting plot and characters. Would like to read more books with the main characters on other cases.
Peter
Jan 02, 2011 Peter rated it it was ok
A thriller sparked by a will delving back into unspeakable crimes in the not so distant past...a first novel by an actual heir hunter...a guy who tries to track down possible heirs of disputed or not wills....this novel raises some interesting questions about the process and some neat philosophical queries about the notion of wealth and dispensation.
Vicki
Jan 22, 2011 Vicki rated it really liked it
I read this in a day....fast action and lots of fresh ideas in a book over ten years old. This genre needs some new topics, but this book dealt with an issue that is in the news right now. I am looking for other books by this author.
Angel Serrano
Una agencia de detectives privados se dedica a localizar herederos perdidos para patrimonios no sujetos a testamento. Para conseguir las mejores herencias no dudarán en traspasar la línea de lo legal y lo ilegal.
sharad
Mar 28, 2010 sharad rated it liked it
Interesting line of work: finding heirs who are unaware of potential inheritances; and taking a cut for yourself.

A little wishy-washy in places; not too bad of a read.
Lori
Dec 13, 2009 Lori added it
took way too long to read because of the holidays. but it was good, reminded me of a Grisham novel, lots of action, happy ending.
Daniel
Jun 22, 2010 Daniel rated it really liked it
Interesting concept. This was something I never read about before
Drew
The Heir Hunter by Chris Larsgaard (2000)
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plot too involved, lousy ending
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