Banking on Life
Michaela (Mickie) Bédard works at the Stevens, Bédard Investment Bank, a bank founded by her great grandfather. She is working on an Initial Public Offering for a technology company. Walking home one evening she suffers a severe asthma attack and heads to Montreal's Gursky Memorial Hospital. Triaged by Annie Linton, she is kept in the hospital overnight. During her stay, an unknown assailant attacks Mickie in her room.
When a murder victim is discovered at the Gursky, Detective Sergeant Gilles Bellechasse is called upon to investigate.
TThe investigation leads Gilles to New York and to a network of shady characters operating in New York and in Montreal who are trying to steal the deal from Mickie. The investigation is further complicated by three more murders. King brilliantly combines the best elements of a cozy with a gritty police procedural in a novel full of twists and unexpected turns. Annie's clever insights are critical in solving the crimes.
In the second Annie Linton, Gilles Bellechasse mystery novel, recovering bookseller Montrealer Richard King once again reveals his keen sense of metropolitan life in Montreal and New York City..