J.R. Reardon has written a legal thriller that is a cut above the norm. She has mixed great characterization with a plot that seems plucked out of the news.
Rebecca Lawson is a young attorney setting up practice in Vermont. She is not one to just stand on her degree, she will go to court to learn and ask questions, and that makes folks stop and take notice.
When Allan Richards of Financial Investments asks Rebecca to investigate an suspect employee, this seemingly innocent task isn't innocent at all.
As she gathers information that seemingly deals with financial scams (that are eerily similar to the investment scams going on now in real life), Rebecca reaches out to her friend Joshua Tameron, who helps her get through the process of exposing this sceme.
Reardon's writing is smooth, and easily puts us in the characters' shoes, and we root for the underdog as Beck and Joshua literally fight for the truth as well as their lives.
As a sister of a lawyer, I appreciate the detail Reardon takes the reader through to help understand processes we may not ordinarily see.
This is an exciting read and am looking forward to more from this talented writer.
Confidential Communications by J.R. (Jeannine) Reardon, ISBN:978-1-4363-3587-4, Xlibris Corporation, review by ellen george