The Second Time Around Author:Mary Higgins Clark Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anitcancer vaccine, suddently disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. — Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. yes, coincinding with Ncholas Spencer's disappiearance com... more »es news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer and looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money-including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had.
Marcia "carley"DeCarlo, the 32 year old columnist for theWall Stree Weeekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsisiter of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressvie PR woman and socialite, whome she dislikes an distrusts.
The day after news of her husband's disappearance raocks the financial and medical world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused of having participated in the scam, she appears indiffeent to the anger and despair of the people attending, amongh them, a man whose child has cancer and whois now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, NY, is set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her investigative skills to prove that she was not her husband's accomplice.......« less