Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Broken Trust

Description: 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.

This book promised so much in the description but it could not hold my interest.  In all honesty, I still have a few pages left in this because I very easily put it down over and over again and occasionally it put me to sleep. :(  In theory, I loved the sound of this book.  I liked the forensic accounting angle; I liked the hints of wrong doing or shadiness that lurked around the edges.  It just was missing that HUMPTH to keep me hooked.  I think it was most definitely the writing style because the plot was entertaining.

 My favorite parts probably centered around Fitz and Charles.  It was interesting watching their past play out as they reconnected after many years apart.  I will say the characters all had distinct personality traits so it wasn’t hard to keep all of the many different characters separate.
It did seem very shocking to me that Fitz and Charles relationship so easily ended back when it did under the circumstances it did as it played out.  One of those annoying, are you serious moments of books where I wonder if that ever happens in real life.

 Overall, I think it just had too much going on and not enough humpth to grab me.

How would you feel about working with a past spouse/lover on a case?

I received this book from iRead Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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