Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Price of Revenge

By Dennis Vaughn

From the back of the book:

"David Fox has a life anyone would envy – a flourishing career as a lawyer, a condo in Denver, and a beautiful girlfriend, Ellen – until he begins investigating a lawsuit against the Denver City Ballet. It seems like a commonplace allegation of misspent funds at first, but soon David finds himself caught in a web of blackmail, betrayal, and dark secrets."

This is Dennis Vaughn’s first book and he did a very good job of bringing the story to the reader. With well-developed characters, the novel hooks the reader right from the start.

David Fox’s reputation is put on the line by one of the lawyers he works with as that man does whatever it takes to protect his own career and position. When David is forced to leave the firm he’s worked at for many years, his personal life begins falling apart around him.

Not one to sit back and watch it all implode, he takes a stand to put things right. However, his actions, which could be taken as revenge, carry a high price tag.

The book touches on a variety of topics that deal with ethics – in the legal realm, as well as in the medical field. Vaughn definitely makes his readers think about how they would deal with these situations themselves and that adds a certain depth to the book.

I enjoyed the story, but at times, I felt it was a little drawn out. Vaughn could have stuck more to the facts and left some of the smaller details out, but it’s still a good book and I’d recommend it to my friends.

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