Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Broken Trust by Thomas Maurin

Book Synopsis:

This is a story about three smart, successful people who were once fast friends in college and have now been thrust together again in an unlikely, multi-layered investigation with far-reaching international implications and billions of dollars at stake. One is a forensic accountant for the SEC, one beta tests hardware and software for the US Department of Defense and the UK Ministry of Defense, and the third is a wildly successful entrepreneur, software developer and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.

They get caught up in the hunt for a corrupt Swiss banker intent on finally unloading the last of the gold stolen by his father in World War II; a violent, narcissist leader of a Mexican drug cartel making his move to take over as the head of all cartels in Central America; and the daughter of a murdered Bulgarian arms dealer making the deal that will give her mother financial stability and get them both out of the increasingly unstable arms business.

The plot unfolds as financial crimes committed by insiders put common criminal activities to shame in a world where technology has increasingly insinuated itself into our lives to good and bad effects.

Book Review :

What a fast paced thriller to start off my 2015. Broken Trust takes a hold of you from the moment you start and doesn’t let you go until the very end. I love that the character works for a government agency when she could very well be living off her trust fund like most people would. I also liked that she was so willing to find and exposed the truth that she was willing to expose her family’s dirty laundry. 

I loved each character because each one was well developed and each one was so different, from the drug lords, world financiers and Heiresses to the government officials. I like the each of the main characters each had their own strengths and weaknesses from each other and that each one had secrets from each other. This made the story feel like each person was real, made you root for them. 

The plot kept you guessing and flowed flawlessly with all the twisted and turns. The uses of technology throughout the story took the story to the next level, making so much more believable.  It was full of suspense and edge keeping on your toes the whole time. The last chapter sets up perfect for the next book and I can’t wait for it.  If you’re looking for your next thriller check this one out, you won’t be disappointed. 4 out of 5 stars.

Author's Bio:

Thomas Maurin is the pen name of husband and wife writing team Bonnie B. Hartley, Ph.D., and Michael T. Hartley, CFP®. They both write non-fiction books and articles regarding financial and family business topics and have delivered talks on those subjects internationally over the last thirty years.

Connect with them:  Website  ~  Twitter

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review, Jessica. We are glad you liked Broken Trust!
    Bonnie Hartley