John Grisham, move over!
This is Todd Johnson's first novel. You could never tell it. As a legal Thriller, it reads like a movie.
The story starts out with Erin Larson. Her father has died. As she is going through his safety deposit box, she finds a deposit slip showing that her father placed 10 million dollars in a local bank.
The bank then claims there is no record of the deposit. That is where the main character, Jared Neaton, comes in. As a lawyer, he has to investigate all the facts, to what seems to be a conspiracy, and win the case for his client.
Jared is thwarted at every turn. He is already in financial trouble because of a previous case. If he loses the case, he not only loses his fees, but has to pay the lawyers fees for the bank also. The fees add up to almost 1 million dollars. If he loses he goes bankrupt.
The story keeps you guessing all the way till the end:
Where did the money come from?
What happened to it?
Is the bank lying?
This is a great read! I have read John Grisham and feel that Johnson is just as good. I look forward to future novels from Todd Johnson.
*This book was provided free by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review