Released April 17, 2013
Death of a Bankster, a Maddie Richards Mystery
David Bishop’s latest novel in the Maddie Richards series costars Ryan Testler, last seen in the David Bishop mystery novel, The Woman.
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Maddie Richards finds herself in the middle of a case which starts with the sights and sounds of just another murder investigation. A woman claims her husband, a banker, was murdered. After his death, the widow slowly comes to understand that her husband had not always carried out his duties at the bank on, shall we say, the up-and-up.
Later, Maddie learns that the woman had begun divorce proceedings the day before she claims a bullet had taken her husband from her. The murder greased her path to not only ending her marriage, but negating any need to divide their marital property.
Then the wheels come off and nothing about Maddie’s case is what it seems.
Ryan Testler, last seen in David Bishop’s novel, The Woman, guest stars. Maddie’s son, Bradley, and her mother, Rita, return as the stable underpinnings to Maddie’s life. Also returning is Detective Sue Martin, Maddie Richards’ partner.
On her day job, Maddie continues to work her twisting and ever-changing investigation. At night, she is increasingly taken with the most unusual and fascinating man she has ever known—Ryan Testler.
On his day job, Ryan carries out his latest mission in his usual over-the-line style. Gradually Maddie and Ryan discover their cases overlap and they are grudgingly forced to work together. Along the way, the sparks between Maddie and Ryan get hotter and hotter while they struggle to resolve their conflicting views on justice and whether or not the end should justify the means.