Tuesday, August 15, 2017


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.


       This is the first book I've read by this author! Boy oh boy, I'll be reading more Tom M. Johnson's books. This had me taken every break I could get out of the day to read more of the story. Whoa, I was blown away by the characters. Who could be trusted and what was the real truth. You wont be disappointed at the end, in fact, you will completely be swept away by the
ending. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I would be side swiped by something else. He did a great job in this novel. It is full and I been crammed packed of mystery, suspense, who's guilty and who's not. At the end I was kinda like "I did not see that coming." He wraps it up in a surprising way that will want you to read his other books like me.

Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.

Todd M. Johnson has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. Todd's passion for writing blends well with his legal career and his novels are drawn closely from his personal experiences as a trial lawyer. 

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School, Todd taught for two years as an adjunct professor of International Law and has served as a US diplomat in Hong Kong.

The Deposit Slip, Johnson's first novel, debuted in 2012. His second novel, Critical Reaction, was released in October 2013. 

A third novel, Fatal Trust, is set in Todd's hometown of Minneapolis and released in early summer 2017.

1 comment:

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