Monday, June 12, 2017

Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (August 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764212354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764212352

About the Book:

  • 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.

My Thoughts:

Wow!  What a rush!  Todd M. Johnson gives Robert Whitlow and Randy Singer a run for their money with his legal suspense.  "Fatal Trust" is filled with gritty, realistic characters, rich detail, and a fast paced story that holds you in its grip from start to finish.

Ian is desperate for income to help take care of his ailing mother.  When the offer of $200k for a week's work, and all he has to do is verify the worthiness of the three men due to inherit millions, it sounds too good to be true.

When it sound too good, it usually is.  The three men don't want to be found, and at least one of them isn't worthy of the inheritance.  But which one is it, and can Ian figure it out before he ends losing everything?

The story moves at a rapid pace, and the twists and turns will take your breath away.  I'm grateful to my friends at Bethany House for my advance copy with no services or obligations promised in return.  You'll have to wait until August 2017 for your copy, but check out Johnson's other titles while you're waiting.

"Fatal Trust" gets my mark of "Packs a Punch", and I'm looking forward to more from Todd M. Johnson.  Until the next book comes by...

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