Dead Peasants Thriller Larry Thompson
A thrilling blend of courtroom scenes, fascinating characters, great locales and intricate investigation, Larry D. Thompson's Dead Peasants has it all. Lawyer Jack Bryant has the instincts of a gambler and the fortune of a rich financier when he retires from his practice and returns to the Cowtown of his youth. Of course, Jack Bryant's on the rich side of town these days, but he values his roots and values people too. Suddenly, against all my preconceptions, I find I really like him. So does Colby but she's keeping secrets. So does Jack's semi-estranged son. And so do his new friends on the wrong side of town, including the elderly widow whose husband went fishing and never came home.
Jack Bryant fishes for clues in this legal thriller as the tension grows. The excitement of a complex investigation is matched by danger and authentic courtroom drama, filled with murder plots, revelations and surprise. The modern-day world is vividly real with failed car dealerships, struggling banks and foreclosures. Some turn to legal and illegal tricks to survive while others turn to Jack, and he's determined to do them justice. By the end of this novel I don't want the story to end and I hope there'll be more. These characters are just too good to let go of.
Impossible to put down, thrilling, exciting, intriguing, just plain good fun, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Highly recommended.
Disclosure: I received a free advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.