After years of struggle, Emma Conway is living the dream—a
happy second marriage and a great career. She is the driving force behind
Acordinol, a hugely successful painkiller that has pharmaceutical giant
Percival & Baxter riding high.
But her dream becomes a nightmare when a Wall Street raider
threatens her company with a hostile takeover. Worse, the raider is no ordinary
cutthroat; it’s her ex-husband Josh Katz, father of their sixteen-year-old son.
P&B goes for a “poison pill” defense. But when a mysteriously tainted
batch of Acordinol starts killing people, including P&B’s CEO, Emma is
put in command just as the price of the firm’s once blue-chip stock goes into
As Emma struggles to win at her ex’s dangerous game, she
discovers that nothing is as it appears; she faces secrets hidden within
secrets. The big one is that Josh’s ploy is backed by a Russian oligarch whose
half-billion-dollar loan rescued Josh after the subprime collapse. The Russian
wants the holy grail of pharmaceuticals—the first Viagra for women.
At the same time, a secret romance between Emma’s son and
the oligarch’s estranged daughter puts the young people in the crosshairs.
Emma faces the fight of her life—to save her family, her
company, and everything she loves.
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