Spurred Ambition

Spurred Ambition

by Twist Phelan
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Spurred Ambition by Twist Phelan

After her first attempt at breaking and entering, business attorney Hannah Dain heads for the cliffs of Pinnacle Peak, Arizona, to rock climb-and winds up in the middle of an anti-Indian protest turned violent. She escapes, but makes an enemy. This is the least of her worries, as a recent shocking family revelation sends her on a hunt for someone who has been gone for almost thirty years-someone who may not want to be found.

Then Hannah meets Tony Soto. From the moment he saves her from a climbing mishap, Hannah is beguiled by the Native American/Latino who is passionately committed to the betterment of his tribe. What becomes a near-fatal attraction jeopardizes Hannah's relationship with her boyfriend, Cooper Smith, and enmeshes her in a kidnapping tied to a complex securities fraud.

Is Tony an innocent victim, or is he part of an elaborate financial hoax where more than money is at stake? When murder ratchets up the ante, only by taking a gutsy chance can Hannah unravel the scheme and find the key to the mystery of her past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590583654
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Pinnacle Peak Series
Pages: 265
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Twist Phelan is a Thriller Award-winning author, peripatetic world traveler, and a former plaintiff's trial lawyer whose critically-acclaimed novels and short stories enthrall readers the world over. Find her at www.TwistPhelan.com.

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Spurred Ambition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Business attorney Hannah Dain finds herself in the middle of an anti-Indian protest, a kidnapping and complex securities fraud. All the while trying to deal with a shocking family revelation and her relationship with her boyfriend If you are looking for a little adventure this mystery has it in spades. Twist Phelan has written a complex mystery filled with lots of twists and turns. Her heroine, Hannah Dain, is a likeable, adventurous woman who has her fill of problems both family and business related. From the very beginning when Hannah finds herself in the middle of an anti-Indian protest until the end you will find yourself unable to put down the book until you finally make it to the dramatic ending. And now I¿m off to find the first book in this wonderful series so I can catch up on the adventures of Hannah Dain.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After learning that her mother committed malpractice to win a case and had an affair that resulted in Hannah Dain being born the attorney leaves Richard Dain¿s law practice to look for her biological father. This proves hard to do since all the records were sealed by court order on behest of Richard, the man she thought was her father who preferred her younger sister................. She accepts a short term job with the Tohono O¿odham Indian tribe to put together a real estate private placement. The day before she starts work, she goes rock climbing on the reservations and runs into difficulties. She is rescued by Tony Soto, a Native American/Latino who turns out to be her boss. While on a tour of the reservation, three men wearing blue bandanas so Hannah doesn¿t see their faces kidnap Tony. The police search for him while she finds his book with two sets of numbers for the real estate deal. When Tony escapes more violence occur starting with the death of the tribal chief. Hannah begins to wonder just how innocent Tony is and if his zeal for the betterment of the tribe is real or a clever fraud.................. Fans of Tony Hillerman will rejoice now that Twist Phelan joins the sub-genre scene. Readers don¿t have to be financial analysts to get the gist of the security scam and in fact learn more about fiscal misconduct then can be found in a SEC case. There are three murders, one kidnapping, evidences of money manipulations that Hannah thinks are linked together and she sets out to prove it. This is a very entertaining and action filled amateur sleuth tale that brings to life the Indian reservation on the Arizona desert............... Harriet Klausner