Another from the overdue "L" pile - this is a first thriller from Australian writer L.A. Larkin. Heard about this book from the indominable Carmel Shute of Sisters in Crime fame.
From the Blurb:
Human experiments in Zimbabwe. An Australian farmer's death. A Sydney CEO's suicide. Only one woman sees the connection. Serena Swift is a ballsy advertising director with a guilty conscience who takes on the world's most powerful biotech company - Gene-Asis.
He kicked the leather chair away and instantly the rope snapped tight. He hadn't thought of the pain to come, when he'd threaded the rope through the light fitting and tested it could bear his 110 kilos.