Friday, August 6, 2010

"When The Devil Whistles" Book Review


Professional whistle-blower Allie Whitman and gifted litigator Connor Norman work together filing lawsuits---and collecting a generous salary when defendants settle. But when one of their targets turns the tables and comes after Allie, can the two partners win against a shadowy company that has secrets darker than just padded bills? 400 pages, softcover from Abingdon.

I just finished the most interesting book, "When The Devil Whistles" by Rick Acker. I read his previous book, "Blood Brothers" and just loved it, now with The Devil he has gone to a whole different direction and I like it. He takes us inside the world of whistle blowers who uncover contractors defrauding the government on contracts. They sue the contractors and then the Department of Justice steps in and goes after them and the whistle blower then gets a cut of the settlement. Very interesting and then Rick throws in some possible romance, international espionage, nuclear warheads and things really start to heat up. I love the fact that the characters are not perfect, even the Connor who is the Christian makes mistakes and doesn't always act like he should. Allie makes more than her share of mistakes and there are consequences - lots of them. Rick has a style that is engaging and full of energy - the subject matter was so unique that I couldn't put this book down until I finished. Excellent. Put this one on your list to get when it comes out in October!

Thanks to Rick for having Abingdon send me a review copy. This book is available through Abingdon Press October 1, 2010.

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