Death Fund, the first book in Stina Hemming’s legal thriller series, features the bizarre and morbid world of life settlement funds—aka death funds. The story also introduces Alex Greene, an Ivy League-trained lawyer turned securities investigator, who tackles crime and fraud in the capital markets—and is well compensated for her work.
Skilled in martial arts and fiercely intelligent, Alex is relentless in her pursuit of white-collar criminals as she investigates a series of suspicious life insurance claims made by a Boston-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.
When Greene is brought in, the death fund is in the final stages of a billion-dollar IPO, heightening the stakes for both the fund and Greene. To uncover the truth, she is forced to take on the fund’s Russian mafia backers, a homicidal American lawyer, and a Mossad-trained assassin in an investigation that spans the globe and puts her life and ethics on the line.
As the bullets whiz by and fists fly, Alex quickly learns that the Russians and their lawyers will go to any length—including murder—to close the IPO. And, with the body count ticking higher, Alex Greene will need to draw on all her skills to stop the killing spree.