Friday, 16 January 2015

Broken Trust by Thoman Maurin


Book Title: Broken Trust by Thomas Maurin
Category: Adult fiction,  285 pages
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Cultivating Change LLC
Published: November 2014
Available in: Print and E-book format: mobi (for Kindle)
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Tour dates: Jan 7 to 28, 2015

Broken Trust by Thoman Maurin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around three college-time friends, thrown back together in life by destiny. Pursuing completely different tangential careers, the three form an unlikely partnership to solve some horrid crimes. What starts as an interesting investigation soon unravels into a very deep and far-sounding powerful problems, involving political conspiracies, underworld dealings, murder, artifacts from the world war and above all, battle for survival. Will the three friends manage to stay alive, leave alone solving the mysteries, is what the book takes us through.

The book was bewilderingly pacy! Each page had nail-biting suspense and I had to finish it one go. The numerous twists and turns in the plot add to the intrigue factor. At times, as the reader, I couldn't help wishing for a slight more depth into the characters of the three protagonists, only to help me empathise with them better. But that said, the authors have done a brilliant job churning out a superb suspense piece of work!

My rating: 4 stars

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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.


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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