By Mary Higgins Clark
Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the scientific examine corporation Gen-stone, excited about the advance of an anticancer vaccine, unexpectedly disappears. His inner most aircraft crashes en path to Puerto Rico, yet his physique isn't really found.
Early result of the vaccine appeared hugely promising. but, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes information that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the stunning revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of massive sums of cash -- together with the lifetime rate reductions of people that had risked each penny they had.
Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall highway Weekly, is assigned to hide the tale. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's spouse, Lynn, an competitive PR lady and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts.
The day after information of her husband's disappearance rocks the monetary and scientific international, Lynn attends a gathering of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting pricey garments and jewellery. Accused of getting participated within the rip-off, she seems detached to the anger and melancholy of the folk attending, between them a guy whose baby has melanoma and who's now approximately to lose his domestic. That evening, she narrowly escapes loss of life whilst her mansion in Bedford, long island, is decided on hearth. She turns to Carley, begging her to exploit her investigative abilities to end up that she used to be now not her husband's accomplice.
As Carley proceeds along with her research, she is faced by way of likely impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer useless or in hiding? used to be he responsible or manage? Why the surprising reversal in scientific opinion of the vaccine from acceptance to condemnation? and because the evidence start to spread, she turns into the objective of a perilous workforce keen on a sinister and fraudulent scheme.
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Very pleased with herself. Roy arose wearily, his legs wobbling as he made the round trip to the bathroom. He dropped back down on the bed in a heap, a little worried about himself for the first time. What could be the cause of this, anyway, this strange overpowering fatigue? Not Moira, surely; he was used to her. Not the fact that he had eaten very little during the past three days. He often had spells when he didn't feel hungry, and this had been one of them. Whatever he ate bounced back, in a brownishcolored liquid.