False profits: Tucker Sinclair Series, Book 1

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Featuring a fresh new voice and cast of characters, False Profits will appeal to fans of the novels by Janet Evanovich.
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display_description An engaging, down-to-earth heroine-a successful L.A. management consultant with a charming weakness for her Porsche Boxster-more than compensates for a predictable story line in Smiley's first novel. When investors accuse Tucker Sinclair of doctoring a business plan, they approach Sinclair's boss and mentor, Gordon Aames, and demand their $11 million back. Sinclair goes in search of the plan's primary author, a brash neurologist, Milton Polk, and discovers not her elusive doctor but a policeman with a Polaroid of the dead Polk. In an unlikely scenario, Sinclair injects herself into a charity luncheon given by the highly suspicious Wade Covington, a powerful man connected both to Aames and the murder victim. Clarification of Covington's murky relationship to Polk and of a convoluted insurance scam take up most of Sinclair's energy, though she finds time for sparkless visits with her ex-husband and skirmishes with her Aunt Sylvia, who's determined to get her hands on Sinclair's beachfront cottage. A romantic interest appears on the horizon in the last few pages, a clear indicator that this book hopes to be the first in a series. With fresher devices and plot turns, it should be a pleasure to see Sinclair in action again.
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subject_facet Business consultants -- Fiction, California -- Fiction, Consulting firms -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Divorced women -- Fiction, Physicians -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Fiction
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title_sub Tucker Sinclair Series, Book 1
topic_facet Business consultants, Consulting firms, Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, American, Divorced women, Fiction, Mystery, Physicians, Women detectives