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FORTUNES OF THE DEAD
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
When a missing-persons case puts some kinks in the relationship of private eye Lena Padget and her boyfriend, Kentucky cop Joel Mendez, the pair try to work out their differences amid an investigation into the disappearance of Cheryl Dunkirk, an intern at the ATF office rumored to be having an affair with married sheriff Cory Edgers.
Hired by Cheryl's stepfather, Lena's sensitive female nature gives her an edge when questioning those who knew the missing woman and those who are suspects. While she remains mistrustful of Cheryl's flighty stepsister and considers her the primary suspect, Lena's intuition tells her that all is not paradise in the marriage between Cory and wife Kate.
Fast-paced suspense abounds as the murders continue and Lena begins
Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick
Published: September 2003