Current Assets

Current Assets

by Arleen Alleman


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ISBN-13: 9781477146361
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 07/23/2012
Series: Darcy Farthing Series , #3
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Arleen Alleman is a former analyst with the Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species. She has a science education but has also worked as a fashion model, insurance adjuster, jewelry designer, and proprietor of a home décor shop. Her interests include reading, health and fitness, world religions, and travel. In fact, her world travels supply authentic backdrops and narration for her fictional stories. Born in England and raised in New Hampshire and Nevada, she now lives in Colorado with her husband, Tim and their cat, Xena. She is the author of the Darcy Farthing cruise crime adventure novels Currents Deep and Deadly, Currents of Vengeance, and Current Assets.

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Current Assets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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DianeRappAuthor More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed the first two novels in Arleen Alleman's mystery series, I was anxious to read an advance copy of Current Assets. Arleen wrote another fascinating novel! The characters take a short luxury cruise down the western Caribbean, but the story mainly takes place on Marco Island, off the Florida coast. Alleman brings back familiar characters from the first two novels, making established readers feel like they dropped in for a visit with old friends. We care about these characters, understand their flaws, and hope they work out their complicated relationships. New readers are given enough back-story so they won't wonder what happened earlier. The plot has plenty of intrigue and adventure, nail biting scenes, and charming descriptions of Marco Island. The action starts when Tom Smythe shoots a fellow police officer, and Mick scrambles to help prove the shooting was self-defense. Mick recently found problems with records of police asset forfeiture sales in Florida and realizes that Tom found another case of police corruption. This book explains how criminals forfeit cash, jewelry, vehicles, and real estate connected with their crimes. The author suggests that individuals in police departments can "lose" paperwork to sell those assets for personal gain. Arleen Alleman always does her homework. She weaves real facts into a sophisticated narrative, keeping readers on the edge of our chairs until we finish the story. Her new characters are well developed and suspense builds throughout the novel. Why would honest citizens turn to crime? Will Mick be able to prove Tom's innocence when the only witness is the injured officer? As bodies start to fall, we worry that Darcy's curiosity might get her killed. Readers also learn about Darcy's personal life. We imagine pouring a cup of tea and sitting on the deck while manatees move through the nearby canal. We enjoy hearing about Darcy's love life and her tenuous relationship with her daughter. After all, Darcy is an old friend and we just dropped by for a visit.