In Death's Shadow

In Death's Shadow

by Marcia Talley
In Death's Shadow

In Death's Shadow

by Marcia Talley



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Hannah Ives struggled through the darkness of illness and uncertainty, and fellow patient Valerie Stone was at her side. As cancer survivors they have a lot to celebrate when they meet again at The Race for the Cure®. Valerie seems to have it all—health, new-found wealth and a husband and daughter who adore her. But their reunion is short-lived. Valerie is dead and a suspicious Hannah runs a marathon of another sort, threading her way through a maze of clues trying to uncover the cause of her friend’s untimely death. Fearing she had only months to live, Valerie had taken a viatical settlement, selling her life insurance policy through a broker. But an experimental drug had put Valerie’s cancer into remission. Had an investor been unwilling to wait for his investment to ‘mature’?

Soon residents start dying in an upscale retirement community, residents who had taken senior settlements, selling their life insurance policies, like Valerie had, for cash. Was there a connection? With the help of her eighty-something friend, L.K. Bromley, Hannah plunges into the investigation, taking her father’s advice to ‘follow the money.’

But the deeper Hannah digs the more horrifying the mystery becomes. There are those in the big business of living and dying who think she’s becoming too curious . . . and it’s high time her questions were silenced. Hannah Ives knows what it means to be a survivor. Now she’s caught in an ever-tightening web of greed, fraud and corruption, and she’s about to discover what it means to be a target.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012451903
Publisher: Marcia Talley
Publication date: 04/22/2011
Series: Hannah Ives mystery , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 190 KB

About the Author

MARCIA TALLEY is the Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of A QUIET DEATH and nine previous mystery novels featuring survivor and sleuth, Hannah Ives.

She is author/editor of two star-studded collaborative novels, NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX and I’D KILL FOR THAT set in a fashionable health spa and an exclusive gated community, respectively. Her short stories appear in more than a dozen collections including anthologies edited by New York Times best-selling authors Lawrence Block, Elizabeth George, Laura Lippman, and Anne Perry.

Marcia is immediate past President of Sisters in Crime, serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is a member of the Authors’ Guild and the Crime Writers Association. She divides her time between Annapolis, Maryland and living aboard an antique sailboat in the Bahamas with a husband who loves to sail and a cat who doesn’t.

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