Our book for November is The Philanthropist's Danse by Paul Wornham.
Johnston Thurwell, one of
the world’s richest men, dies unexpectedly. His family expects to
inherit his wealth, but instead discover the dying philanthropist has
spent his last days planning something called The Danse. The twelve most
important people in his life are brought together to decide the most
important question at the end of it. Who will inherit his fortune?
family is sequestered in the philanthropists’ remote country mansion
with a group that includes his best friend, his most loyal servants, and
his greatest rival. They must agree who among them will share the
fortune, but they must do it against the clock. Every twenty-four hours,
the fortune is reduced. In just five days, it will all be gone.
thin veneer of civility among the twelve is ripped away by naked greed
as their lust for money drives them into betrayal, blackmail and
The desperate family will do anything to save their inheritance. Except share it."