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A King's Ransom
HarperCollins, May 2001, 25.00, 432 pp. ISBN: 0060192410 Guerilleros in Columbia attack the boats owned by visiting businessman Matthew Rey, co-owner of Rey Seafood Company. During the raid, the criminals killed innocent workers and abducted Matthew in anticipation of making a fortune since he owns an American business. Matthew's son Nick, an attorney at a Miami law firm learns about the kidnapping. He turns to the FBI for help, but ...
Beyond Suspicion
HarperCollins, Sep 2002, 25.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0066213444 Jessie Merrill asks her former lover Jack Swyteck to represent her in court as the Viatical Solutions is suing her for the 1.5 million they gave her. Jessie insists she sold her life insurance to Viatical Solutions in exchange for the cash when Dr. Marsh stated she probably has Lou Gehrig's disease. After conferring with his wife Cindy, Jack takes Jessie on as a client. Jack easily win...
Found Money
One day, Amy Parchens receives $200,000 in an anonymous package in the mail. It could be the ticket to her being able to finally return to school to study astronomy. But she doesn't feel she can spend it until she finds out where it came from. In the mean time, Dr. Ryan Duffy's father dies, and on his deathbed reveals that $2 million is stashed in a suitcase in the attic. Ultimately the two find out their money came from the same source, that Duffy's...
Hear No Evil
Harper Collins, August 2004, 23.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0060564571 Miami Defense attorney Jack Swyteck listens to Lindsey that as she tries to get him to become her attorney. She believes she will be charged with the death of her husband Oscar while they were living in Guantameno Bay, Cuba. Jack isn't convinced his client is leveling with him and he tells her he isn't sure he can represent her. She tells him her adopted son Brian is also his child, t...

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Last To Die
The book begins in the bedroom of a 4 year-old girl, who convinces her mother to read her a story. She also convinces her to check for monsters outisde her window. Of course, Sally (the mother) doesn't believe there is anyone there, but has a niggling feeling about being watched. To our dismay, a stranger jumps out of the closet, stabbing Sally and killing her daughter. Five years later, Sally has married a millionaire and is completely unhappy. Wheth...
Lying With Strangers
Peyton Shields, a pediatric intern, unbeknownst to her in the beginning, is being stalked by someone who thinks she loves him. The stalker feels this way because he chats with "her" on the internet, and "she" leads him on. Soon, menacing things began to happen to Peyton, and she realizes she is being stalked. She cannot seem to convince others around her of this fact, so it is up to her alone to establish evidence. Before long, people whom the stal...


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