by Larry Thompson
on Tour January 25- February 29, 2016
Synopsis:Jackson Bryant, the millionaire plaintiff lawyer who turned to pro bono work in Dead Peasants, is caught up in the collision of money and politics when he receives a call from his old army buddy Walt Frazier. Walt needs his assistance in evaluating security for Texas Governor Rob Lardner at a Halloween costume fundraiser thrown by one of the nation's richest Republican billionaires at his mansion in Fort Worth. Miriam Van Zandt is the best marksman among The Alamo Defenders, an anti-government militia group in West Texas. She attends the fundraiser dressed as a cat burglar--wounds the governor and murders the host's brother, another Republican billionaire. She is shot in the leg but manages to escape. Jack is appointed special prosecutor and must call on the Texas DPS SWAT team to track Van Zandt and attack The Alamo Defenders' compound in a lonely part of West Texas. Van Zandt's father, founder of the Defenders, is killed in the attack and Miriam is left in a coma. The authorities declare victory and close the case-but Jack knows better. The person behind the Halloween massacre has yet to be caught. When Walt and the protective detail are sued by the fundraiser host and the widow of the dead man, Jack follows the dark money of political contributions from the Cayman Islands to Washington to Eastern Europe, New York and New Orleans to track the real killer and absolve his friend and the Protective Detail of responsibility for the massacre. Dark Money is a thriller, a mystery and an expose of the corruption of money in politics caused by the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United.
Dark Money Details:Genre: Mystery, Thriller Published by: Story Merchant Books Publication Date: December 8th 2015 Number of Pages: 430 ISBN: 0996990801 (ISBN13: 9780996990806) Series: A Jackson Bryant Legal Thriller, 2 Purchase Links:
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Author Bio:Larry D. Thompson is a veteran trial lawyer and has drawn on decades of experience in the courtroom to produce riveting legal thrillers. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Thompson founded the Houston trial firm where he still serves as managing partner. The proud father of three grown children, he lives and works in Texas but spends his summers in Colorado, where he crafts his novels and hikes the mountains surrounding Vail. His greatest inspiration came from Thomas Thompson, his brother, who wrote many best-selling true-crime books and novels.
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I can only say one word. Wow. I was caught by this book from the first page. This is part of the "Jack Bryant Series" by author Larry D. Thompson. The book is full of action and mystery that will keep you guessing. Jackson Bryant is a lawyer who is also a millionaire. Mariam Van Zandt is part of an anti-government group in West Texas and she is their best shooter. She goes to the same costume party that Jack is at where they are raising money for the Governor of Texas, Rob Lardner. After she shoots and wounds the governor, and murders another man she is shot while she is getting away. Jack has to track and find her after he is made a special prosecutor. The Texas DPS SWAT team finds and attacks the compound where Mariam is with her father and others. Mariam is left in a coma and her father is dead. Everyone thinks that they have gotten the ringleaders but Jack knows otherwise. Jack gets so involved that he has to follow the trail all over the world. The problem is that he has to find out fast who is behind all of this before he gets himself killed. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Partners in Crime Book Tours and all opinions are mine.