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The second time around, Mary Higgins Clark

Label
The second time around
Title
The second time around
Statement of responsibility
Mary Higgins Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a novel that reaffirms her reputation as "America's Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark delivers a gripping tale of deception and tantalizing suspense. Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had 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 thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts. The day after news of her husband's disappearance rocks 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 indifferent to the anger and despair of the people attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, 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. As Carley proceeds with her investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation? And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme. The Second Time Around is Mary Higgins Clark at her best, telling a story that intertwines fiction with the stuff of real-life headlines in a novel of breathtaking suspense and surprises
Summary
Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo is assigned to investigate the disappearance of Nicholas Spencer, a prominent medical research executive. He is suspected of embezzling money, and his company's cancer vaccine is about to be rejected by the FDA. Did he leave the country, or was foul play involved?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
071846
Cataloging source
WVK
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.L287
LC item number
S43 2003b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The second time around, Mary Higgins Clark
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2230515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780743206341
Lccn
2003271798
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51743454
  • (OCoLC)51743454
Label
The second time around, Mary Higgins Clark
Link
Publication
Control code
2230515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780743206341
Lccn
2003271798
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51743454
  • (OCoLC)51743454

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