Jul 25, 2012

The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson

$10,000,000 Is Missing.

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.

How Far Will One Lawyer Go to Find the Money?

When Jared wearied of the shady ethics of his big law firm and started 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.

And How Far Will Someone Go to Stop Him?

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.

Todd M. Johnson has practiced as an attorney for over 30 years, specializing as a trial lawyer. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School, he also taught for two years as adjunct professor of International Law and served as a US diplomat in Hong Kong. This is his debut novel. He lives outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and daughter. Visit his website at www.authortoddjohnson.com.

This debut novel is a fascinating legal thriller based on the world of legal ramblings between a struggling young lawyer and a big law firm. It is a story of greed and corruption by a well established law firm trying to discredit a young attorney and his client out of the justice they desperately are searching for.

With very little evidence of a deposit of a large sum of money, they have to rely on determination, knowledge of the law, an honest former employee, and their own desperate need to improve the situation of their personal finances.

The Deposit Slip has a well written story line with many twist and turns. I recommend this book for anyone interested in the world of legal controversies where sometimes truth and justice become a cloudy conclusion, and outcomes are instead based solely on financial gain.

Disclosure: 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:

  1. I just finished reading this book and it is a page turner. Could not put it down.
    Thanks to this review and my public library.