Happy New Year!

Dear Reader,

It’s been a tough year. There really is no other way to say it. But, with the introduction of vaccines, there is hope on the horizon. Hope for good health, getting back to work, seeing friends and family, travelling, going to the movies, and even shopping. One thing is clear, we will never be the same. Shaking hands, full body hugs, close talking, cheek kissing, standing shoulder to shoulder in crowds are not on the horizon. We will be exercising hyper vigilance when it comes to all things “health”. 

I, along with others, have taken advantage of the lockdown in 2020 to think, write and reflect, I’ve been able to finish up the first three books in a series that I’ve been working on for years. The books, focusing on crime and mayhem in the stock markets, are written under a pen name, Stina Hemming. The series feature a Paris-based attorney turned insurance investigator named Alex Greene, a heroine for the new millennium. She is fiercely intelligent, diabolically independent and relentless in her pursuit of her clients’ best interests. Operating in a testosterone-fueled profession dominated by men where value and success are determined and measured by money, Alex a powerful force with which to be reckoned. 

In the first book in the series, Willful Blindness, Alex Greene is called in to investigate a series of suspicious deaths after life insurance claims are made by a Chicago-based life settlement fund known as a death fund. The business of the death fund is cashing in on life insurance policies purchased from hapless policy holders. The death fund is in the final stages of a billion dollar IPO heightening the stakes for the fund and Greene. Greene is forced to take on the Russian mafia backers of the fund, a homicidal lawyer, and a Mossad trained assassin in an investigation that spans the globe and puts her life and ethics on the line. Greene quickly learns that the Russians and their lawyers will go to any length – including murder – to close the IPO.  

Willful Blindness is the first of the three books that the author has written, and is scheduled to be released in early 2021. The next two in the series, False Prophets and Easy Money, will be released later in the year. A fourth book in the series is near completion and will be released in 2022. I encourage each of you to log into the Stina Hemming website www.stinahemming.com for more information on the series and Alex Greene, and join our twitter feed @stinahemming and Facebook page. 

Thank you for being a part of this inaugural email. I wish each of you and your family and friends, good health, happiness and prosperity in 2021 and beyond.  

Yours in good health and happiness,  

Stina Hemming

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