Publishing Date: May 27, 2014
Format: Hardocover, ARC
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When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support.
In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter’s tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back.
What transpires is something Danny never imagined. The moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking on his door. Danny’s impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend.
As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life, including those he loves most in the world, he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything—and everyone—that matters to him.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was really excited to start this book because it sounded so good. A single dad whose trying to keep a stable life for his daughter ends up getting involved with the wrong group of people. This was a really good, fast-paced book! I found myself wanting to skip ahead just to find out what happens! But I paced myself and was completely drawn into the story. I kept wondering what was going to happen to Danny? What is going on with Galvin? Is Danny's daughter going to be in trouble? So many things to think about while reading this one. This is the first Joseph Finder book I've read and I really enjoyed it. I liked his writing style and really felt for the characters. Danny was someone you could like instantly and I felt really bad for him. I was always rooting for him though! Sure, someone offering you $50,000 out of the blue, without really knowing him that well, is a little suspicious, but if you're a parent, you probably want to do anything and everything to help your children. So while I'd be hesitant, I might take that money if I were really desperate too. Just gives you one more thing to think about while reading this enthralling story.