Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson

Back Cover: Erin Larson is running out of options. In the wake of her father's death, she found a slim piece of paper - a deposit slip - with an unbelievable amount on it. Only the bank claims they have no record of the money, and trying to hire a lawyer has brought only intimidation and threats. Erin's last chance is Jared Neaton.

When Jared wearied of the shady ethics of his big law firm and went out on his own, he never expected the wheels to fly off so quickly. One big loss has pushed him to the brink, and it's all he can do to scrape by.

He's not sure if Erin's case is worth the risk, but if the money is real, all his problems could vanish. When digging deeper unleashes something far more dangerous than just threats, both Jared and Erin must decide the cost they're willing to pay to discover the truth. 

$10,000,000 Is Missing.
How Far Will One Lawyer Go To Find The Money?

And How Far Will Someone Go To Stop Him?

Review: Once an up-and-coming star at the prestigious and lucrative Paisley law firm, Jared Neaton is now running his own show. Jared is a tenacious and promising lawyer, but his tendency to take risks is about to cost him his new firm. The question is, does he play it safe and lay low with small profile cases while he slowly builds his firm back up? Or should he accept a dangerous and highly risky case that will either be the last nail-in-the-coffin or will elevated him to a household name?

Todd Johnson is bringing drama back to the court house. His debut novel, 
"The Deposit Slip", is an impressive and well written read - more please! The characters are real and relatable. They struggle, stress, and bleed red just like the rest of us. Throughout the book, Jared's desperation is almost palatable. His struggle to win this case is instinctual and raw as he fights, not just for his client, but also to prevent his own bankruptcy. Built into the tight time restraints of an impending trial, this novel is fast paced and tense.

Todd Johnson is a specialized trial lawyer and his expertise comes across clearly in this novel. At times, he goes a little deep into the legal particulars; however, any fan of legal thrillers will be totally fine and likely enjoy Todd's knowledge. 

I wish every debut novel was this well written and thought out. A good read for those who like legal thrillers!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

1 comment:

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