SUMMARY: Gripping legal suspense novel
Alex Fogarty, an insurance agent at Rampart Insurance, gets more than he bargained for when he uncovers threads of corruption in a three-car pileup investigation. Fogarty has also wedged himself into desperate financial circumstances through house-flipping. When, after saying too much to an irresponsible journalist friend, he loses his job at Rampart, he decides he has nothing to lose and pursues the scent of treachery as he begins to privately investigate the case. Ultimately he hopes to win a settlement for the undeserving victim of the crash and corruption, the dead driver’s widow.
But the trail leads him straight into the midst of a high-profile divorce case between Luke Hubbard, the CEO of the Fortune-500 company Liberty Industries, and his stunningly beautiful wife, Sheila, who is also the company’s head of HR.
Brad Pitcher, a Harvard graduate and struggling young lawyer is also drawn into the tangle of corruption danger when Sheila hires him as her divorce lawyer. Brad suspects that Luke is as corrupt as he seems and agrees to help the beautiful and intelligent woman gain a seemingly deserved settlement. Frantic and inexperienced, Brad’s legal tactics create just enough pressure to anger whoever is behind the corruption.
As Brad and Alex both creep closer to the solutions of their cases, danger increases. Mysterious bombs explode, key witnesses die unexpectedly, and everyone involved in both cases seems to be more closely related than either Brad or Alex would have initially suspected.
The captivating story-telling, crisp dialogue, large cast of characters and well-navigated plot will keep readers frantically reading until the very last pages. There is just enough legal jargon included to make the story believable and to keep the curious reader entertained. Good editing work, loose threads that are carefully collected and explained as the book draws to a close, and a well-constructed world of corruption and greed creates a fascinating legal thriller.
No Accident is a thoroughly enjoyable legal thriller. Poor editing seems to be a common standard among self-published e-books, but No Accident is a refreshing exception. The story is well-edited and well-constructed. Plot threads are complicated and the character cast is extensive but Dan Webb does a superb job of bringing the story together and keeping the reader engaged throughout the story.
5 out of 5 stars
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ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Emily McCord is a freelance writer and lives with her husband in Washington, D.C. She blogs about simplicity and creativity at The Orange Slate. She loves to cook and believes that everyone should keep a journal.