After the disappearance of a Manhattan-based accountant, along with millions of dollars belonging to his celebrity clients, the investigation of two detectives from the NYPD's Computer Crimes Squad uncovers some interesting information about one of the suspect's colleagues, in a hilarious blend of mystery, police procedure, mischief, and everyday New York life. Reprint.
When celebrity tax accountant Mitch Greiff disappears with millions, Detective Dennis Sprague of the NYPD’s Computer Crimes Squad is assigned the baffling case. Why would a man who’s had all the breaks in life suddenly go on the lam? Who wakes up, looks around his spacious Upper East Side co-op, gazes at his former-model wife, and says, “The hell with this—I want to live in fear!”Sprague’s investigation leads to Erica King, Mitch’s indispensable “loophole rabbi.” What Erica lacks in social graces, she makes up for in financial acumen. Curiosity piqued, Sprague suspects there’s more to Erica than the plainest Jane in Manhattan. From the living rooms of Park Avenue to the Pastrami King on Queens Boulevard, Valerie Block turns a sharp eye on New York in this sophisticated cocktail of bad manners and criminal behavior. None of Your Business has something for everyone: high-tech embezzlement, petty office politics, emotionally demanding strangers, overworked cops, identity theft, and bad attitude.