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Business Intelligence by Stacia Misner, Michael Luckevich, Elizabeth Vitt

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Prologue: The Mystery on Lovesick Lake

By the time she noticed, it was too late. Her four-year-old half-ton pickup gave a resounding "thunk" as the right front tire slammed into a pothole. She gripped the steering wheel with both hands and eased up on the accelerator. Hitting a pothole at 100 feet per second is dangerous in any vehicle, much less an aging truck.

Lisa Jacobson checked the clock and did a quick mental calculation. The gift shop wouldn't open for two hours. She had plenty of time. She slowed down. She'd been zipping along out of habit rather than necessity.

Lisa reflected on the irony of having plenty of time this morning. The greater truth was that she was completely out of time. Four months earlier she was the hero at Fabrikam, the ...

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