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Lori Queen or Ellery Queen?

Detroit could use a superhero these days. How about a woman who designs SUVs by day and fights injustice nights and weekends?

Lori Queen, the vehicle line executive for small and mid-sized trucks at General Motors, has written a book that she says has all the juicy stuff needed for the big screen: intrigue, skulduggery, a damsel in distress, fancy cars and a daring rescue.

It's nonfiction, she says, and she's one of the main characters.

"It's about four women — a true story," Queen says. "We rescued an heiress who had been duped into a scam marriage. I really believe the guy (was) trying to kill her. I can't tell you any more. You'll have to read the book."

Queen says the drama began when she was attending the 2001 Pebble Beach (Calif.) Concours d'Elegance and met the beleaguered heiress.

"I have an author and an agent," says Queen. "We're hoping it'll be made into a movie one day. ...It's got all the glam and intrigue and true crime, with a happy ending."

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