Author: Thomas Maurin
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Publication Date: October 2014
About the Book:
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.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Broken Trust grabbed my interest from the beginning and it was nonstop action and suspense until the very end.
When a colleague of Mary Catherine “Fitz” Fitzsimmons is run down by an SUV, saving her from the same fate, she is determined to find out what is going on. She is in way over her head and ends up working with friends she had gone to Harvard with. In fact, they had been so close they called themselves The Three Musketeers.
There are so many twists and turns and surprises that it was hard to put Broken Trust down and I like how it ended. There was a definite end to the story but the reader is left with an indication that there will be more stories to follow. I absolutely recommend this page turner and I can’t wait to read the next book in The Three Musketeers series.
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About the Author:
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.