Date: April 2004
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Mystery / Police Procedural
Body of David Hayes
By Ridley Pearson
moment when her defenses were at their lowest level after a bout
with cancer and chemotherapy, Liz Boldt had a brief affair with
her coworker, David Hayes, a computer technician whiz. Hayes orchestrated
a million dollar embezzlement scam at the bank and was imprisoned
his release from prison David seeks to retrieve his hidden loot.
This was money he stole from the Russian mob headed by Svengrad,
known as "The Sturgeon." David's life depends on his returning
the money. To access the bank's computer system before the forthcoming
merger, David must force Liz, who is one of the only ones in the
bank with the passwords, to cooperate with him. He must return the
money to the Russian mob or face serious consequences.
Liz is torn
between loyalty to the bank and fear of harm to her family. Lou
Boldt, her husband, devastated by the revelation of her infidelity,
must decide between protecting her from blackmail and his duty as
a policeman to find the missing money.
story with a complex and intricate plot, this gives an intense picture
of the pain of betrayal, as Liz and Lou struggle to resolve their
problems and save their marriage. The story is fast-paced, featuring
well-developed characters wotj conflicting priorities.