Cunning Proposals is a romance/detective story involving a plan initiated by the governor encouraging community leaders to submit proposals in the hopes of utilizing appropriated funds earmarked for Chicago. As the story unfolds, certain community leaders and individuals develop creative ways to misuse these funds.
One of the main characters is a real estate tycoon who has ties to the Mafia. He opens an illegal casino and convinces his innocent employee to manage it, and she gets involved. The casino operates for over a year and a half before the authorities discover unusual occurrences in its vicinity.
The female attorney from the State Attorney's Office is a career-oriented woman and tries hard not to fall in love with the special investigator also assigned to the case. The characters' lives intertwine, resulting in an entertaining story that involves crime, love, drama, and murder.
This report prepared by Wanda Joseph