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The Second Time Around

(2003)
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In a novel that reaffirms her reputation as "America's Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark delivers a gripping tale of deception and tantalizing suspense.

Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found.

Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money -- including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had.

Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts.

The day after news of her husband's disappearance rocks the financial and medical world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused of having participated in the scam, she appears indifferent to the anger and despair of the people attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, is set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her investigative skills to prove that she was not her husband's accomplice.

As Carley proceeds with her investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation? And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme.

The Second Time Around is Mary Higgins Clark at her best, telling a story that intertwines fiction with the stuff of real-life headlines in a novel of breathtaking suspense and surprises.

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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7569-5747-8 / 978-0-7569-5747-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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June 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Second Time around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7540-1972-1 / 978-0-7540-1972-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7432-3933-4 / 978-0-7432-3933-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7862-5460-2 / 978-0-7862-5460-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7540-9326-3 / 978-0-7540-9326-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second Time Around (Clark, Mary Higgins)
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7432-0606-1 / 978-0-7432-0606-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins CLARK
ISBN: 0-7394-3410-1 / 978-0-7394-3410-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second Time Around
Author(s): unknown
ISBN: 1-4165-1181-4 / 978-1-4165-1181-6 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Second Time Around: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7434-1262-1 / 978-0-7434-1262-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 1-59413-024-8 / 978-1-59413-024-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7434-6773-6 / 978-0-7434-6773-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second time around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7432-3934-2 / 978-0-7432-3934-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
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2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 1-4165-2649-8 / 978-1-4165-2649-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: THE SECOND TIME AROUND
Author(s): MARY HIGGINS CLARK
ISBN: 0-7432-0634-7 / 978-0-7432-0634-1 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Time Around: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 1-4423-0009-4 / 978-1-4423-0009-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
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January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
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January 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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December 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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December 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7435-2846-8 / 978-0-7435-2846-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Second Time Around: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7435-2844-1 / 978-0-7435-2844-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7435-2845-X / 978-0-7435-2845-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0-7435-2847-6 / 978-0-7435-2847-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 1-4025-7529-7 / 978-1-4025-7529-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 1-4025-7750-8 / 978-1-4025-7750-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Second Time Around
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Second Time Around: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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