“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.” ~from Goodreads
Title: Fatal Trust
Author: Todd M. Johnson
Genre(s): Christian Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense
This book was amazing! The plot-line was super complex, the characters were well-rounded, and the whole thing was chock-full of suspense.
The only things that I have to complain about were:
1) As this book is published by Bethany House, I expected it to have a bit more Christian content. The only things Christian-related (that I can think of off the top of my head) were that the MC’s secretary was in a church choir and that she sang “Amazing Grace” during a stressful point. ??? I hoped that it would have a little more spiritual content.
2) There is a bit of “attraction” between the MC and another main-ish character. There is no kissing mentioned (although the MC feels an urge to a couple times), there are a couple hugs, but it never really turns into anything. I just thought that this should be mentioned for any other non-romance readers such as myself. 😉
All in all, this book had a great plot-line (I had no idea “who-done-it”), and I would recommend it.
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review**