Stina Hemming has written a series of legal thrillers about crime, fraud, and mayhem in the capital markets and the lawyers who support it. Hemming’s protagonist is Alex Greene, a US-trained lawyer turned insurance investigator, whose job is to unravel fraud and deceit in the capital markets. Living in Paris, Alex works for Basel Re, an international insurance firm and her investigations require her to traverse the globe. Alex is relentless in her pursuit of the Wall Street fraudsters who will go to any length — including murder — to protect their money and reputations.
To get the job done, Alex, an attractive forty-something with martial arts skills, teams up with two unexpected allies: Max Pound is a former member of the French equivalent of the CIA, called the DGSE; and Joshua “Wolfman” Lev is a Mossad-trained assassin. Alex’s unconventional investigation methods, which are not always within the four corners of the law, consistently result in favorable outcomes for her client, but do not always serve the common good.
Focusing on the attorneys who service and often facilitate securities fraud, the books by Hemming highlight the high stakes and complexity of the capital markets and the grey area between right and wrong, legal and illegal, that Alex Greene and other lawyers operate in.