Riveting Legal Suspense from Lawyer Todd M. Johnson
Ian Wells is a young criminal defense attorney struggling to build a Minneapolis law practice he inherited from his father while caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Nearly at the breaking point, everything changes for Ian when a new client offers a simple case: determine whether three men qualify for over nine million dollars of trust funds. To qualify, none can have been involved in criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian’s fee for a week’s work: the unbelievable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.
Ian warily accepts the job–but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust with a decades-old criminal enterprise and the greatest unsolved art theft in Minnesota history. As stolen money from the art theft surfaces, Ian finds himself the target of a criminal investigation by Brook Daniels, a prosecutor who is also his closest law school friend. He realizes too late that this simple investigation has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.
This book…man it took me a while to get through. Todd Johnson’s newest book Fatal Trust had the makings of a great book. I was really excited to start reading it.
That being said it took me a while to really get into this book. It wasn’t until about halfway that it started to pick up and get better. I found it a bit confusing at first trying to remember all the people involved and how they all fit together.
BUT, (capital letters for emphasis lol) once I hit the middle of the book things started falling into place and in the end it turned out to be a really good book. I have read books by Johnson before and in the end this one was just about as good as the others.
So if you are looking for non-romantic Christian writing, well this is definitely the book for you.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (August 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764212354
- ISBN-13: 978-0764212352
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.