Kent is a rising star in the Detroit banking world. He is bright and charming, and has a reputation as a straight shooter. Although his clients were hit by the downturn just like everybody else, by prudent investment he has kept most of them solvent and satisfied with his services.
Therese Dumond is, or was, a bubbly, quick-witted young woman. Of late her personality has given way to melancholy. The has become pale and withdrawn, hardly eating and rarely leaving the house during the day.
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