Charles J Thayer
Paradox Murder Mystery Series
A series of books written from the viewpoint of Steve Wilson as he investigates financial crimes that always involve a murder.
A fictitious company organized by Steve Wilson, a retired bank auditor, to investigate bank fraud, money laundering, cybersecurity and other financial crimes.
Steve Wilson, Paradox Research and other characters in these books are all fictitious and exist only in the authors imagination. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
Steve Wilson, a recently retired senior auditor at one of our nation’s largest banks travels to Maine to unwind, enjoy the coastal scenery and write a murder mystery novel.
Steve’s years of unraveling financial mysteries from the safety of his bank office did not prepare him for the dangers he faced in Maine when his curiosity about a dead lobsterman, a deserted lobster boat and three missing photos almost got him killed.
Death Trap is Steve’s description of his unexpected adventure in Maine.
The banker’s body was discovered shortly after sunrise in Thunderball Grotto, an underwater cave in The Bahamas. He lied to both his boss and his wife when he told them he was going to Florida to attend a banking conference. Why he deceived them about the conference and died in the turquoise waters of Thunderball was a mystery.
The Bahamian authorities called his death an accidental drowning. The bank suspects an embezzlement when hidden cash is discovered and hires Steve Wilson to investigate. Steve’s curiosity takes him from Maine to Florida and to Thunderball Grotto. The closer Steve gets to the answer the closer he is to danger.
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