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False profits: Tucker Sinclair Series, Book 1

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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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California -- Fiction
Consulting firms -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
Divorced women -- Fiction
Physicians -- Crimes against -- Fiction
Women detectives -- Fiction
title_display False profits
title_full False Profits Tucker Sinclair Series, Book 1
False profits / Patricia Smiley
title_short False profits
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