on Tour October 12 - November 13, 2015
When Florida's housing crash derails his shot at partnership, lawyer David Friedman rolls up his sleeves and lands the client of his dreams—Frank O'Reilly, a real estate developer embroiled in dozens of lawsuits and hell-bent on turning a profit during the recession. Little does David know that Frank's company is involved in a murderous conspiracy to cover up years of mortgage fraud in the Sunshine State.
As David prepares Frank’s case for a trial that will make or break his career, he discovers evidence that a secret investor in Frank’s company is responsible for murder and will continue killing to hide the truth. The only thing David can’t figure out is whether Frank is the conspiracy’s victim or its mastermind. To answer that question, David must risk far more than partnership as he unravels one dark secret after another about his client, his law firm, and, ultimately, himself.
Genre: Legal Suspense
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Number of Pages: 360
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Author Bio:S.D. Thames grew up in the Midwest but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1992. When he's not working as a litigation partner at a national law firm, he's writing mysteries and legal thrillers exploring the dark side of the Sunshine State. His first novel, an offbeat legal thriller set during Florida's housing crash of 2008, was be published through Kindle in September, 2015.
This is a really good legal thriller. It had everything a great legal thriller should, especially a struggle for power. As the case gets further, and David gets more involved in Frank's world, David starts to find out that everything is not as it seems. There were also some twists and turns for me as I read along. Who is the mastermind? How much are they willing to pay (or kill) to keep their secrets? There was a lot of legal lingo that took me a little longer to read through, however it made me feel like I was watching the trial. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.