ABOUT THE BOOK
$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.
Halfway through the book and I still didn’t have a clue how the book was going to be resolved. That’s an indicator of either a great book or a complete flop. In this case, I loved the fact that there is really no way to predict the outcome. There is a mystery: “Where did the money come from?” and no predictable outcome. The intrique and questions of the backstory of the characters strengthened the story line instead of making it weak.
I am a fan of legal thrillers even though I’m not in the world of court or law offices. This book gives you enough details about the workings of the legal system without bogging you down and losng the reader in too much legal jargon.
The book delivers a great debut storyline. I will eagerly look forward to another book by Johnson.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
The Deposit Slip is his debut novel. He lives outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife Cathy, and children Ian and Libby.