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Dead Man's Fingers by Barbara Lee

Dead Man's Fingers

by Barbara Lee

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Maryland real estate agent Eve Elliott, who has given up her fast-paced life as a successful ad executive in New York City to join her aunt Lillian's real estate business, thinks she has found a peaceful existence in the sleepy little waterfront town of Magothy. But when Eve lists one of the last unspoiled parcels on the Chesapeake Bay, she has no idea what conflicts have been set in motion, and things become as chaotic as the most crowded of subway rides.

Eve is showing a house to a client, politician Vince Darner, and his wife--the former just happens to be in the midst of a heated campaign--when she witnesses a water-skiing accident. It is only the beginning of a nasty war that pits environmentalist against developer, politician against politician, and neighbor against neighbor. The next day Eve accompanies her aunt Lillian to a court hearing to determine if Lillian's neighbor Carl Rainey will get a variance to build a huge house on the property next to hers. When environmentalists and documentary filmmaker Lauren DeWitt shows up with evidence that the house cannot legally be built, the variance is denied. Eve and Aunt Lillian become scapegoats for the animosity that is sweeping through the town over the debate.

As things heat up with a fatal fire and the death of Lauren DeWitt, Eve realizes that the threat is no longer just to the environment. She is forced to team up with her competitor and possible love interest, real estate agent Mitch Gaylin. It seems that a lot of people, including Mrs. Darner, have secrets to hide. Together, Eve and Mitch discover a conspiracy on a much larger scale--but are they too late?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:14 -0400)

Real estate agent Eve Elliot of Maryland investigates the murder of an environmentalist film director. The director, a woman, was shooting a documentary on the destruction of the environment by developers on Chesapeake Bay.

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