The Second Time Around - Large Print Author:Mary Higgins Clark From the Queen of Suspense comes a gripping tale, ripped right from today's headlines. — The financial world is stunned when Nicholas Spencer's private plane crashes en route to a business meeting in Puerto Rico. But when an audit reveals that Spencer, the chief financial officer of a major Fortune 500 corporation, had been looting the co... more »mpany, things turn ugly -- and dangerous -- for his widow, Lynn. As she meets with the stockholders, she finds that half would cheerfully drive a stake through his heart, while the others don't even believe he's dead. To make matters worse, she is accused of being her husband's accomplice.
As Lynn becomes the subject of an investigation, she's threatened with losing everything -- her job, her assets, and even her stepson. When her home is set on fire, she begins to suspect that Nicholas may have been framed and murdered, prompting her to team up with her stepsister Carley, a columnist for a financial magazine covering the story. But there are two people who won't allow the truth about Nicholas Spencer to come to light... and both are willing to kill to keep it a secret.« less
This is the first MHC book I've read. It was definitely a good read. There are 2 plots going on in this story and both were good. Nicholas Spencer is developing an anticancer vaccine but then disappears and millions of dollars are missing from the company. Carley DeCarlo is a reporter who is assigned to the case. She doesn't believe that Nicholas was a con man who swindled people out of money to invest in the Gen-Stone Pharmaceutical company. She also believes after investigations that someone in Gen-Stone was purposely sabotaging the anticancer vaccine.
To make matters more interesting there is a psychopath on the loose. Ned's wife died in a horrible accident and he believes Nicholas Spencer and everyone connected is to blame. Ned sold his house and invested money into Gen-Stone and then lost everything when the scandal came out. How many people will he hurt or kill before he can be stopped?