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- DescriptionNo Regrets, No Remorse, winner of the first Poisoned Pen Press Discover Mystery Contest. Sydney Simone, wounded herself, is dedicated to helping via a cloaked website and identity those whose wrongs can t be righted by orthodox means. First she verifies the client s story; then she accepts payment: half up front, half on completion of her work. Usually it s a form of human pest control. For cover, Sydney works as an assistant at the Rose Madder Gallery in West Palm Beach run by Oscar Leopold. Oscar, a sculptor, has left his law practice behind. But w his former partner Roy is arrested for murdering Big Jack, an attorney with a sleazy television advertising presence. At the same time Sydney is dealing with a client who has seemingly penetrated her defenses and demands she complete a job rubbing out Big Jack. an assignment where she has accepted, and pocketed, an unusually large fee. So w Sydney the client gives Sydney a new target and Sydney switches gears: dedicated to saving herself, Oscar, and Roy, even as she continues to operate HumanPestControl.com. Teaming with Oscar isn t easy since she can t tell him all she kws, but soon their investigation leads to a complex insurance fraud scheme that implicates Roy perhaps he really is guilty. But Oscar becomes an investigative target himself and is arrested, then kidnapped and assaulted as he tries to find the true killer. The story ranges from the corporate offices of South Florida to the backwaters of the panhandle. The bad guys are dangerous and desperate to keep their careers, their freedom, even their lives. Oscar and Sydney, their own lives and livelihoods at stake, must up their game Sydney may even have to reveal her game to survive.
- Author BiographyRonald Farrington Sharp practiced law for 34 years and has been a professional sculptor for even longer. He now writes and sculpts in his studio on the beach in Florida where he lives with his wife, the artist Susannah Keith, and their standard poodle, Puccini. His sculpture is featured in the collections of two dozen major universities throughout the country. He is also the author of two non-fiction books in the legal field, Winning the Divorce War, andLiving Trusts for Everyone.
- Author(s)R F Sharp
- PublisherPoisoned Pen Press
- Date of Publication06/11/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleSydney Simone Mysteries
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPoisoned Pen Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight263 g
- Width142 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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