Lies of Men (Andrea Kellner Book 3) by Dana Killion
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.7 Mb
Lies of Men : A murdered source. A board room power play. Reporting this story may prove fatal.
Investigative reporter Andrea Kellner is under fire. After she inherits a media company from her husband, a hostile board member hires an efficiency consultant to force her out. Turning a blind eye to the power struggle, she throws herself into her next story only to find her key source dying in her home with an X slashed across her mouth.
While even Andrea thinks the victim’s corrupt ex-husband is the likely culprit, a second murder with a similar M.O. hints at a much larger scheme.
Two strong, successful women are dead, their only connections are a divorce attorney and ex-husbands with an ugly past. Did speaking out get them killed?
Can Andrea expose the murderer before the killer takes another victim?
“Andrea, I’ll get right to the point,” he said, smoothing his tie. “The board has decided to bring in a management consultant to help us formulate our near-term strategy. It’s work that needs an outside point of view. Someone who can step back and offer an opinion in ways that insiders are unable to do. I’m sure you and Borkowski will give him whatever he needs.”
There it was, the first step in minimizing my role. Heat rose up the back of my neck.
“Just a minute,” I said. “Are you telling me that you and the balance of the board have made this decision and retained this consultant behind my back? It’s fascinating how often you seem to forget that not only am I a board member, but I’m also the primary shareholder.”
I glared at Ramelli, keeping my volume low but not holding back an ounce of the outrage I was feeling.
“Don’t overreact, Andrea. You and I have discussed this in principle.” He pushed his shoulders back into the leather, smiling at me with the confidence of a dentist about to drill, but his tone betrayed him.
“And you’ve totally ignored my point of view. Working around me, even. We both know this is just the latest in your attempt to sideline me.”