Thomas Riley is a reluctant insurance agent who dreams of becoming a P.I. Years ago, when Tom's girlfriend, Doris, got pregnant, these dreams were dashed.
The marriage failed and now all of his money goes to pay for his son's upbringing. So is he risking too much by deciding to insure Marla, who upon their meeting almost immediately trips down the stairs?
When the home office gets wind of Tom's undertaking, he's ordered to protect the policy by sticking close to Marla and preventing any further accidents. As he observes Marla, he begins to suspect that maybe some of Marla's accidents are not really accidents at all but attempts at sabotage. But who would want to ruin Marla's career?
Suddenly Tom's dream of investigating a case is coming true, and he must find the answers to protect his attractive client.
Charming and fun, RISKY BUSINESS is the debut novel of author Suzanne Macpherson. Marla and Tom seem like such an odd couple, but their story will make you smile. (Dec., 384 pp., $5.99)