Blake Industries is a fictional tale of a company located on Florida's scenic Gulf coast. There are corporate misdeeds, another ponzi scheme is discovered, a Learjet gets into trouble and a romance flourishes.
Blake Fink is the CEO and Chairman of the Board. His trophy wife is a millionaire in her own right, and has made her money from divorcing her prior three husbands. She is free-spirited and doesn’t particularly like men, but likes to use them and considers herself a master manipulator. Their daughter Bridgette is a spoiled thirty-year-old.
Scott Rider is the company co-founder and also pilots the corporate Learjet.
Board member Chuck had been an outside linebacker for a pro football team, but is humbly self-described as having been more of a chump than a champ. He made his fortune in real estate and now resides with his girlfriend in a waterfront mansion in the Florida Keys. Chuck has become a recluse in recent years and is difficult to reach.
Then there is Board member Janis Bond. She is Scott’s sister and goes by the nickname JB. She is often the one who makes sure things happen and works behind the scenes doing whatever it takes to ensure that a job gets done to her satisfaction. JB has been a person of interest in connection with several suspicious suicides in recent years.
Stanford Stone has made his fortune as an investment advisor and fancies himself as quite the lady’s man. He buys a new luxury car or two every year, enjoys outings in his large boat, and has also done some touring on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Excerpts: “You’ll never get another proposal like this,” she said as she stood in front of him and began unbuttoning her blouse. It looked like it had nearly a hundred buttons on it, and she had his complete attention as she undid each one. He knew he should be a gentleman and stop her. Today he would be no gentleman.....
"...we could have a problem with the hydraulics or some sort of a jam. I can’t control our descent!” he yelled as the plane began to roll to one side. “We can’t make the airport!” The stall warning alarm started going off; adding to the sudden, chaotic confusion. BEEP BEEP BEEP!!!
“How about landing on the Seven Mile Bridge?” Blake shouted over the sound of the loud alarm.
“No, I don’t have enough control and our wings are still half-full of fuel which could cause an explosion. I’ll have to try setting her down in the water by the shore. There’s a much better chance we’ll survive the impact that way!”
The plane continued its rapid and rolling descent and soon hit the shallow, aqua-colored water. No one was conscious after the force of the crash; the plane was upside down and partially broken apart.”
This tale is included in the highly rated fiction collection “Willful Women”.
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Titles by Randall S. Smith
About Sam – action-adventure
Awkward Accommodations – mild erotica
Back to World War II – historical sci-fi
Blake Industries – corporate intrigue
Colorado Cabin – mild erotica
Chloe's Choice - romance
Fatal Ascension - adult adventure
Guardians - sci-fi
Just Rewards - action-adventure
Lethal Liaisons – action-adventure
Lost in Space-Time - sci-fi
Micky Mallet, P.I. - mystery
Pirate Queen of the Caribbean – action-adventure, submission
Polar Opposites - action-adventure
Renée 's Revenge - action-adventure
Rising up - action-adventure
Six-Gun Saloon Girls - satire
Tasting Testing – mild erotica
Thailand Terror - adult adventure
That Old House on Delaney Street – sexual thriller
The Sinclair Affair - action-adventure
Trouble in Toyland – adult fantasy
Willful Women (anthology)
Willful Women II (anthology)
Assassin Affairs - Encore Edition
Serial Predators - adult novel
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