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Spider Hunting by K.J. McGillick - Book Blitz

Spider Hunting

It’s never what it seems.

A murder of a high-profile law partner on a Manhattan street should have made the front page of the news. And yet it didn’t. Drew Bradley’s murder was treated as just another senseless crime and relegated to page four of the evening edition. But what if the press had been privy to the fact that the murder was actually an assassination?

As the partners at Lannister and Stewart scramble to fill the vacuum left by Drew Bradley’s sudden death, Asia Blythe, a rising star in the firm is offered his coveted position. But this golden opportunity that brings with it power, prestige, and unlimited financial rewards demands adherence to a code. A code of allegiance to the firm with no exceptions. Catapulted into the world of genetically modified designer babies and state-sponsored espionage, is Asia prepared to deal with the intrigues of a world that will threaten her life and shatter her illusions?

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UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/SPIDER-HUNTING-Conspiracy-Betrayal-Book-ebook/dp/B08GJY14W2


Excerpt

The bank, Drew chose to use for the monetary transaction, was located in the British Virgin Islands. What I knew about the Virgin Islands you could fit in a thimble. However, I recalled from a tax course, the Islands were a well-used tax haven. The BVI had no tax treaties with other nation, thus protecting the financial privacy of bank account holders. This banking system was one of the few that assured depositors that liquid funds were available at any time. I suppose I could see how this might benefit both parties if it was a large or complicated transaction. But still, I shied away from anything to do with tax havens. The IRS was known to seek out and audit users, not a pleasant experience.

The next set of documents, at the core of the matter, revealed Drew had started the process to set up a corporation for Dr. Ling in the Netherlands under the name of Genesis LLC. Why the Netherlands? And wasn’t this some type of conflict of interest if we represented both the party offering a service and one receiving it? Well, this was a real curveball. Add to that I had no experience with setting up an international corporation; and I wondered if Ian realized how much still needed to be completed. I clicked my pen and added that to my list of to-dos.

The service which Dr. Ling provided under the Genesis LLC was generically termed “a medical procedure.” This procedure was to be completed in two phases. The first part of the procedure was slated to take place in China. Then, four weeks later, the clients would fly to Mexico, stay three days, and return home. The fee was set at five hundred thousand dollars. Five. Hundred. Thousand. Dollars. Good Lord! What type of procedure, even experimental, would call for that type of fee structure? Did these people have that type of cash on hand? No wonder we were in conference room C.

And here was a partial answer. It was a memo Drew had dictated only last week. It appeared that the Millers owned a work of art that they were prepared to sell to fund this procedure. Drew had taken the initial steps to contact an art dealer, Grigory Petrov, who had committed to purchase the painting. Okay, so now yet another party was involved, a middleman.

As far as I could tell, the painting would be a straight sales transaction between the Millers and Grigory Petrov. An account was to be activated for Grigory Petrov in a Panamanian bank where the funds for the painting would be deposited. Those Panamanian funds would be transferred to the BVI account on behalf of the Millers. Once the medical procedure was completed and the Millers returned home, then the BVI funds would be transferred to a Genesis LLC account. From there, within twenty-four hours, the funds in the Genesis LLC would be disbursed to four other banks.

I had my work cut out for me. This would not be a walk in the park. As my notepad started to fill with “to-dos,” suddenly even a month seemed like too short a time to make sure every “t” was crossed and every “i” dotted.

 

Author Bio –
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that's what New Yorker's do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.


As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

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