Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Broken Trust (3 Musketeers, #1) by Thomas Maurin

Published October 25, 2014 by Createspace

This is a story about three smart, successful people who were once fast friends in college and have now been thrust together again in an unlikely, multi-layered investigation with far-reaching international implications and billions of dollars at stake. One is a forensic accountant for the SEC, one beta tests hardware and software for the US Department of Defense and the UK Ministry of Defense, and the third is a wildly successful entrepreneur, software developer and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.

They get caught up in the hunt for a corrupt Swiss banker intent on finally unloading the last of the gold stolen by his father in World War II; a violent, narcissist leader of a Mexican drug cartel making his move to take over as the head of all cartels in Central America; and the daughter of a murdered Bulgarian arms dealer making the deal that will give her mother financial stability and get them both out of the increasingly unstable arms business.

The plot unfolds as financial crimes committed by insiders put common criminal activities to shame in a world where technology has increasingly insinuated itself into our lives to good and bad effects.

My Thoughts…

This is a great book.   The friendship between Fitz, Jamie, and Chris was obvious.   Even with the hard feelings between a couple of the characters, it was obvious that they all cared for each other and had each other’s backs no matter what was needed.    These 3 Musketeers went farther than most friends would.  My favorite character is Fitz.  She is a tough girl, who stands up for what she believes in, and goes to the wall to protect those who are important to her.    She will even protect people who haven’t always done the right thing.   

There are parts of this story that went over my head.  Some of the computer terms and programs were way above my knowledge, but I was still able to understand the story and enjoy it.   The banking terms were also above me.   Again, that did not take away from the story.  I enjoyed reading Broken Trust from the first page until the very last page. 

The settings in this book are amazing.   I love the big cities, but the Cayman Island was my favorite.   I could see the ports, the fancy hotels, and the elite businesses.    When I can picture the scenes in my head I know that it will be a book that I happily recommend to others.   

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Meet the Authors:

Thomas Maurin is the pen name of husband and wife writing team Bonnie B. Hartley, Ph.D., and Michael T. Hartley, CFP®. They both write non-fiction books and articles regarding financial and family business topics and have delivered talks on those subjects internationally over the last thirty years.

Connect with them: Website​  ~  Twitter

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review, Charlotte. We are glad you enjoyed Broken Trust!

    Bonnie Hartley