- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0066214580
- ISBN-13: 978-0066214580
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When pediatrician Mara O'Neill is found drugged with Valium and dead of carbon monoxide poisoning--an apparent suicide--it sets off crises in the lives of the three pediatricians who were in practice with her in a small Vermont town. For Angie Bigelow, dealing with Mara's death becomes the final straw in the disintegration of her once-well-organized--and ostensibly happy--home and marriage. Peter Grace, whose involvement with Mara was more complex than he admits publicly, must resolve a sense of discontent rooted in his youth. Paige Pfeiffer, who was Mara's friend since college, copes with her deep sense of loss by caring for the infant from India that Mara had arranged to adopt. Paige's life is further complicated by the attentions of Noah Perrine, acting head of the posh but troubled private school where Paige coaches girls' athletics. Delinsky ( More Than Friends ) does her usual good job of creating a dynamic interaction among a varied ensemble of characters, but their lives convey a subtle and complex subtext on parenting--that being a perfect parent is integral to being a perfect person--that may wilt some readers' enjoyment. Author tour.
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From the Back Cover
White collar crime just got a lot more deadly...
In the 1990s, as the internet boomed and investments soared to unthinkable heights, many people were left with their feet planted firmly on the ground, looking enviously up at the more fortunate winners in life′s game of roulette. For every bubble billionaire, there were scores of others trying to grab even a small piece of that dream.
This is the era in which we meet Sidarra, Griff, and Yakoob--hard working folks who can′t seem to get a toe-hold while wealth explodes around them. Sidarra is a single mom with a dead-end job at the Board of "Miseducation;" Griff is a defense lawyer striving to make a difference; and Yakoob is a struggling comedian who works as a computer programmer to pay the bills. Each has personal struggles, but when they form the Central Harlem Investment Club, a plan to restore a little justice to their lives takes shape.
It seems Yakoob has found a way to siphon off funds from wealthy individuals--the kind of people who are well-insured and will probably barely notice the missing money. But in order to justify personal gain at others′ expense, the group decides to pick their victims based on people who have done harm to the Black community in the past. A plan hatched in a dark pool hall could be a way to escape their drab lives and restore a little justice to the world.
But when the group takes in Yakoob′s shady neighbor Raul, their scheme takes a sinister twist. Now with murder in the mix, and the possibility of serious consequences, their best laid plans may spiral into much more dangerous territory.
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