Firm Ambitions : A Rachel Gold Mystery
Attorney Rachel Gold knows her way around a courtroom, but back in her hometown of St. Louis and on her own after a stint in a big Chicago firm, Rachel's cutting a path through a more dangerous terrain - the cutthroat tactics of divorce law. The case she's just landed called Landau v. Landau is sure to be a slugfest. But even Rachel doesn't expect it to land her in an upscale exercise class at a chic health club where the downside is murder.Rachel puts on her sweats and heads for Firm Ambitions, where Eileen Landau is just one of the many rich, bored wives who have found the dark, handsome fitness guru Andros irresistible. And he's got a photo album filled with naughty pictures of his conquests to prove it.Rachel sizes up Andros as a con man, albeit a con man with buns of steel and a body to die for. Unfortunately for Eileen, he does. Their aerobic and erotic love affair ends with a final very private workout - and Andros's sudden death from cyanide. But the really bad news isn't Eileen's broken heart and fear of being charged with murder. It's Rachel's beautiful, long-time married sister Ann. She knew Andros, too (too well), and some carefully planted evidence has made Ann, not Eileen, the number one suspect.Now Rachel has a personal as well as a professional stake in finding Andros's killer. It's a complex puzzle that takes an unusual twist - from all the beautiful women scorned and left fit to kill, to Andros's sleazy activities that seemed to have gone beyond the bedroom. There's much more to this case than meets the eye, and someone very powerful and desperate has no qualms about befogging the investigation...and reminding Rachel Gold that one dead body can easily lead to another - her own.This taut, suspenseful, and exhilarating mystery thriller offers another top-notch adventure - inside and outside the law - for red-hot female sleuth Rachel Gold.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 144.78 x 218.44 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
- 01 Jul 1994
- Dutton Books
- United States