Whoever coined the phrase don’t get mad, get even, was onto something, in my humble opinion. I like nothing better than a revenge story. How about you?
My novel Silver Lining was inspired by the British tv series, Hustle. It features a quartet of conmen with a collective conscience. They select marks who deserves to be hit where it hurts—i.e. in his pocket—and usually recompense people who’ve been done down by therm, retaining a good portion of their ill-gotten gains for their own retirement funds, naturally. They’re not that altruistic!
In Silver Lining my heroine has just been released from prison, having served time for a crime she did commit. She worked as a trader on the London stockmarket and was persuaded by her boss, who was going to leave his wife for her—yeah, I know!—that they needed to feather their own nest in order to be able to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. Needless to say, when the brown stuff hit the fan, the boss denied all knowledge. He’d been careful to keep his name out of everything and Lauren was left to take the wrap.
Lauren survives her time inside by plotting her revenge against the guy who set her up. Never underestimate the power of a woman scorned! American journalist, Nate Black, is writing a book about women who commit out-of-character crimes and when more dead bodies turn up, again implicating Lauren, he finally breaks through her defensive shell and she agrees to accept his help. He knows her attempts at revenge won’t get close to a man as powerful as Max and suggests an alternative.
But Max has friends in high places and won’t go down without a fight, even supposing his greed persuades him to fall for Lauren and Nate’s con in the first place. Matters spiral out of Lauren’s control, as does her feelings for Nate. Who will come out on top and, more to the point, what’s happened to the millions that Lauren was persuaded by her rat-fink of a lover to steal?
Silver Lining by Wendy Soliman Available as an ebook and in print. http://amzn.to/16m4e57