Claudia Knight is a straight-talking, feisty journalist hungry for her first big scoop. When she receives a tip-off that pharma giant BEP has suppressed a natural cancer cure she’s sceptical, until her source becomes the victim of a hit-and-run and his proof disappears.
Corporate financier Hugo Fleming likes the good life – but he’s broke. The promotion he desperately needs hinges on the successful completion of BEP’s bid to take over bio-software company IDD, run by glamorous and celebrated ethical businesswoman, Julia Fraser. But bulldog boss Stephanie is breathing down his neck, and somehow Hugo can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
When Claudia and Hugo’s paths cross by chance, they clash and sparks fly. But like it or not, their fates become entwined as they both hunt for the missing proof. In a search that takes them from London to New Jersey and Rio, the pair are plunged into a world of mysterious hedge funds, secret insider trading and unexplained killings. To what lengths will they go to find the truth? And how far will the dark forces at work go to keep it hidden?
I have to say first that there were so many characters in this book, that it was hard to keep up with who was who.. at first, anyway. The book jumps from one point of view to another.
That being said, it had a very interesting concept, and was well written. I really enjoyed the mystery and suspense of the story. I felt invested in whether the relationship between Claudia and Hugo would work out, and at times wanting to smack both of them for their stubbornness and failure to understand one another! I really enjoyed the cover-up story and the trip to solve it was filled with twists and turns and was quite exciting. This book actually left me wondering.. what if it's got a basis of truth? What if someone has found a cure for cancer and swept it under the rug? After reading this book, I now see why someone would do it.. I wouldn't, but I can see it being possible. I think a good book makes you wonder and almost believe, don't you?
I gave this book 3.5 stars