Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Review: The Price of Revenge by Dennis Vaughn

David Fox has a life anyone would envy-a flourishing career as a lawyer, a condo in Denver, and a beautiful girlfriend, Ellen-until he begins investigating a lawsuit against the Denver City Ballet. It seems like a commonplace allegation of misspent funds at first, but soon David finds himself caught in a web of blackmail, betrayal, and dark secrets. To escape, he'll have to answer some uncomfortable questions: Who was responsible for the embezzlement, and how far will they go to cover it up? What precisely is Ellen discussing in those sessions with her psychiatrist? And is telling the truth worth losing everything? The Price of Revenge follows David across boundaries both professional and personal as he tries to find his way out of the maze of intrigue into which he has stumbled.

Received from the publicist for review.

This one gets three stars.  Unfortunately the text was rather small and tightly packed, but the story had a nice flow and was a pleasant read.  It reminded me of John Grisham's legal thrillers.  The dialogue did feel a bit forced and rather artificial at times but the plot was genuinely interesting with all sorts of great twists and turns reminiscent of a Baldacci.  While the characters werent' exactly people you'd like to have as friends they were well written.  Fans of legal thrillers will be well satisfied with this.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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