Reviewer Mary Lignor: Mary is a retired librarian, originally from Connecticut but now living in New Mexico. All her life Mary has loved books and has passed this love on to her daughters. Mary started working in a library when her children were young as an Assistant Librarian and ended up as its Director. Her favorite books are suspense, political intrigue and anything involving the World War II era.
Author: Stephen Hawley Martin
relocated to Virginia to work for his uncle in an ad agency. He
left a very promising career in New York City to make this move on
the promise of his uncle that he would assume a big part of the
agency and when his uncle retired would be the major
Sadly, soon after the move Brian is called to the office by his uncle and when he arrives, finds his uncle dead at his desk, a bullet through his head. The authorities call his death a suicide. With this diagnosis, the insurance company will not pay and Brian will not inherit the money he needs to buy his uncle's stock in the company. Brian does not believe that his uncle would have committed suicide and proceeds to look into the case to try and prove murder. Brian is looking into who benefits by his uncle's death. The obvious people would be the other stockholders. So, that's where his invetigation begins. In his quest for the truth Brian finds that the agency's largest account is looking around for another agency and Brian has to go after this account in order to keep it. If he loses this account, there won't be any agency to run. Also, he meets Nickie, a copywriter with the agency, and she wants to help him find the killer. Brian finds some information about Nickie that makes him think she might be responsible for his uncle's death and his interference in the case brings the killer closer to Brian.
This book is very compelling and you don't want to put it down so, it would be a good idea to start reading in the morning because it's definitely a keeper. You want to keep reading each chapter to see what happens next and it's hard to take a break. The characters are very real and the situations are suspenseful. A very fast-paced read and the writing is first class.
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