Simon and Schuster
Featuring: Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo
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Suspense | Mystery Psychological | Fiction
"Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical
research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of
an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private
plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not
found." "Early results of the vaccine seemed highly
promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's
disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval.
Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had
looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money - including the
lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they
had." "Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old
columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover
the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife,
Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she
dislikes and distrusts." "The day after news of her
husband's disappearance rocks the financial and medical
world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-
stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused
of having participated in the scam, she appears
indifferent to the anger and despair of the people
attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who
is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly
escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, is
set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her
investigative skills to prove that she was not her
husband's accomplice." As Carley proceeds with her
investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable
questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he
guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical
opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation?
And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target
of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent
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