Hank Lee, a field representative for a large construction corporation in Orlando, Florida, is having a drink in a bar one night when he spots a woman who reminds him of Sally Burns, the love of his life he'd foolishly let slip through his fingers seven years earlier. Before he can find out if it is truly her, the chain of events quickly turns chaotic, and Hank fears the woman of his dreams could be in grave danger. Following the trail she's left behind, Hank discovers Sally is w married to one of the richest men in the state. But when he goes to tell the software king Sally's turned up missing, he finds the man oddly unconcerned, and wonders if he kws more about the situation than he pretends. As Hank digs further to find out what happened to Sally, he suddenly finds himself in danger too, and realizes corporate politics can be murder - literally. Sally's fate depends her wits and ability to survive, and on Hank's tenacity to find out the truth and find her before it's too late. If there's a contract on her life, what she needs - what they both need - is an escape clause.
David Berardelli was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up on his grandmother's farm in Gibsonia. Formerly a jazz musician, he studied music at Duquesne University for one year before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 80th Army Band at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, and also performed in the Third Army Soldier Show at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served as a bugler at nearly two hundred military funerals between 1970 and 1971. He has been a caricaturist, nightclub musician, and data-processing associate. He presently lives on a thirty-acre horse ranch in southern Mississippi with wife Linda, their horses, dogs, and a variety of birds, squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, and deer. David is the author of many novels, among them, The Apprentice, Wagon Driver, Demon Chaser, Demon Chaser II, The Funny Detective, Stepping Out of My Grave, Colors, and Escape Clause. He is presently at work on several other projects, among them, Fatal Innocence, Demon Chaser III, and the doomsday novel, And Darkness Fell. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. He also is listed in Facebook. His web sites are: www.writersownwords.com/daemons/ www.davesdemons.weebly.com