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When PI Diana Hunter accepts a case from corporate titan, Maude McCollvoy, she goes undercover as a homeless woman to check up on Maude's crusading son, Robby McCollvoy. The case leads Diana from the dark streets of Los Angeles to the corporate towers of the super rich and makes her doubt that anything is what it appears to be. Is the homeless shelter where Robby works really offering hope to the homeless, or is it a con that preys on everyone? Is the handsome Nelson Langly, who is also investigating the shelter, a true colleague or a dangerous adversary? Is shelter owner, Dorica June Grizel a small time con or a minor player in a much larger conspiracy. When Robby is murdered, Diana must also question Maude's motives. Did she hire Diana to protect Robby or spy on him? When Diana and Nelson find their own lives threatened they realize they must overcome their mutual suspicion, admit their mutual attraction, and work together. Combining their two pieces of the puzzle, they uncover an international financial and political conspiracy involving secret foreign investment, hidden money, hidden profits, and tax fraud. The problem is that this cabal is run by men of such power that they are immune to civil and criminal justice and manage to obstruct the case against them. In their rarefied world things are done, not by law, but by Corporatocracy Rules. With both justice and their own lives on the line, Diana and Nelson abandon legal procedures and resort to desperate measures for extracting justice in and extraordinary fashion.
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|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|
About the Author
Joan Francis is a licensed private investigator and owner of Francis Pacific Investigations. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and is author of previous Diana Hunter thrillers, Old Poison and Silent Coup. She spent her childhood in small mining towns and camps in the western United States and in South America with her family and mining engineer father. Moving from place to place, she attended fifteen schools before graduating with a B.A. in history from the University of Washington in Seattle. Married with three grown children, she and her husband now live in a secluded valley of the Tehachapi Mountains in California.