Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson

Book Description:  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:  I have quite a few favorite authors but I also like to read books by new.to.me authors.  Todd Jonson is a brand new author to me.
This is a legal suspense novel.  One of my favorite kinds of reads.
Ian is a likable guy but he is quite weary.  So when a client offers him a great sum of money to do a simple job he grabs it.  
Funny though how a simple job sometimes becomes a deep entailing job.
As Ian goes about trying to make sure that the three men on his list have never been in criminal activities he drawn into quite an entangling mystery.  Then to top it off Ian finds himself on the wrong side of the law.  Somehow Ian was trapped into a not so simple job.  
O! MY!  This is an excellent read!
If you love suspense with a legal twist then this is the book for you.

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

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