Smoke in Mirrors Author:Jayne Ann Krentz Leo, If you are reading this, I'm Dead. A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast and died young. Now it appears that Meredith's last scam is coming back to haunt her friend Leonora Hutton. An email has just arrived in which Meredith-in fear for her life, but feist as ever-explains that well over a million dollars in embezzled ... more »funds is waiting for Leonorain an offshore account...and a safe-deposit key is on the way.
Leonora wants nothing to do with the tainted money, taken from an endowment fund at a small college. She's already been accused of being in on the theft by Thomas Walker-who, apparently, was a victim of Meredith's knack for both scams and seductions. eager to prove him wrong and escape this mess, Leonora sets out to collect the cash and hand it over.
But there are two other items in the safe-deposit box. One is a book about Mirror House, where Meredith engineered her final deception-a mansion filled with antique looking-glasses that produce a dizzying infinity of reflections. The other is a set of newspaper stories about a thirty-year-old murder that occurred there, a murder unsolved to this day.
Now Leonora has an offer fr Thomas Walker. She'll hand over the money, if he helps her figure otu what's happening. In her e-mail, Meredith described Walker as "a man youcan trust." But in a funhouse-mirror world of illusion and distortion, Leonora may be out of her league...« less