Dangerous Benefits

The Ruby Danger Series

Book 2
Barkley Books
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Even fame and fortune can turn deadly…

Ruby Delaney has finally landed a Broadway role and is determined to put her notorious past behind her. But her good intentions are sidetracked when she learns a con man has targeted her mentor’s life savings.

Ruby teams up with fraud investigator Hari Bhatt to find the swindler, but their investigation leads them to a murder instead. The partners track the victim's missing money to Paris and uncover a link to one of Wall Street’s biggest names, a man seemingly above reproach. Ruby and Hari race to prove their case, unaware they're being watched by someone who will go to desperate lengths to hide a lethal secret.

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About the author

As a financial journalist, Rickie Blair traveled across Canada and lived in three provinces. Currently, she spends her time taming an unruly half-acre garden and an irrepressible Jack Chi at her southern Ontario home.

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Barkley Books
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Pages
371
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ISBN
9780993641718
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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