Archive for September 14th, 2007
LIFE BLOOD – Rachel Chavez, a tough but vulnerable recovering alcoholic, owns and lives in an apartment on the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Los Angeles. She is horrified when she discovers two unconscious young Mexican boys locked in an apparently abandoned van in the garage. She rushed them to the emergency room. Doctors declare one dead on arrival. The other, dehydrated but alive, is admitted to the hospital. But when Rachel checks back the next day, the hospital has no record of either child.
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FALSE FORTUNE: A Pinnacle Peak Mystery – Hannah is settling back into her law practice at the family firm, trying not to think too much about Cooper Smith, the boyfriend sheâ€™s dumpedâ€”for the second time. Hard to do when half-sister Shelby, fresh from rehab, is deeply in love, or at least lust, with a local firefighter.
A trip to an abandoned uranium mine turns into the daring lake rescue of a mysterious woman. Then the sistersâ€™ already-rocky relationship becomes bumpier. Hannah is appointed lead counsel in Shelbyâ€™s toxic tort case on behalf of the local Indian tribeâ€”a case, Hannah discovers, that some people will do anything to keep out of the courtroom. The arrival of a recently-discovered family member on Hannahâ€™s doorstep further jeopardizes her relationship with Shelby.
Hannahâ€™s new friend, Jerry Dan Kovacs, only makes things more complicated. From the moment he jumps into the lake with Hannah to prevent a drowning to his discovery of a hidden map to his bungled attempt at corporate espionage, Jerry Dan entangles Hannah in a whirlwind of events, eventually pulling her into a treasure hunt that may be tied to a complex fraud. Assault and murder ratchet up the ante, and soon Hannah is in such deep water, not even her trusty kayak can keep her afloat. With careers and lives on the line, Hannah must unravel the schemes before it is too late.
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