Connor Norman and Allie Whitman have a good thing going with Devil to Pay, Inc. As a corporate whistleblower, Allie digs up the dirt on corrupt companies getting rich on government dollars. As a lawyer, Connor sells them out to the Department of Justice, and he and Allie both lined their pockets with the profitshonestly and with integrity, which is the only way Connor operates.But when Allie gets caughtand blackmailedby one of those companies, both she and her handsome lawyer could pay with their lives. Connors rigid belief system makes Allie fear confiding in him. But when she tries to handle the situation on her own by running away, her conscience makes for a cruel bed partner.She decides to right her own wrong, with or without Connors help. Lives have already been lost, and more are at stake. Connor, facing a career crisis of his own, thanks to Allie, is not inclined to be of assistance. He no longer trusts her. And yetcan he justify allowing his old partner to fight this dangerous battle on her own?When the Devil Whistles is jam-packed with intrigue and bursting with suspense. A well-written tale of bruised reputations, wounded pride, questionable honor, and a desperate womans effort to make it all right. Warring government factions add to the churning whirlpool of activity, while Allies guilt-ridden memories and Connors tug-of-war between his conscience and his desire to do whats right leave the reader with no choice but to keep turning pages. The authors background in corporate law adds a core of believability to the storyline, while his brisk, no-holds-barred writing style makes for an entertaining read. Recommended for anyone who enjoys the world of legal battles and corporate money games.
I had the pleasure and honor to read an advance copy of Rick's book (thank you, Rick!) and let just say WOW! Rick Acker is definitely an author to watch, and follow. His attention to detail is not only phenomenal, it's riveting. As you read, you think the author had to have experienced all this stuff first hand. Some he had, a lot he researched...obviously well.When the Devil Whistles is a stellar book. The story is so intriguing, I could wait to get time each day to go back and read more of the story. Can't wait to read more books by this very talented author. Next on my list is his previous book, Deadman's Rule.
I just finished the most interesting book, "When The Devil Whistles" by Rick Acker. I read his previous book, "Blood Brothers" and just loved it, now with The Devil he has gone to a whole different direction and I like it. He takes us inside the world of whistle blowers who uncover contractors defrauding the government on contracts. They sue the contractors and then the Department of Justice steps in and goes after them and the whistle blower then gets a cut of the settlement. Very interesting and then Rick throws in some possible romance, international espionage, nuclear warheads and things really start to heat up. I love the fact that the characters are not perfect, even the Connor who is the Christian makes mistakes and doesn't always act like he should. Allie makes more than her share of mistakes and there are consequences - lots of them. Rick has a style that is engaging and full of energy - the subject matter was so unique that I couldn't put this book down until I finished. Excellent. Put this one on your list to get when it comes out in October!
Our choices always come with consequences, good or bad and Allie Whitman is finding that out as she is a professional whistle blower. Allie meets up with Connor Norman. These two are out to make money and are making lots of it as they are uncovering billions of dollars of fraud. It is their job to find these committing fraud and blow the whistle, but this is not as easy as it may sound. There are many decisions to be made, life changing decisions, and is Alley ready to face those in the long run? We watch as these two characters build throughout the story. We watch them transform before us. Leaving behind their old selves, and becoming new. I found this book challenging as it faces us to look at our decisions on a deeper level. Do we always react as we should? Does the truth escape us to find ourselves in safety? These are the challenges that Allie and Connor face together. If you love intrigue, mystery, and truly taking a deeper look at yourself, you will enjoy this book. Crime, claims, and fraud run deep in our government and within companies. These characters weed those out, bringing about truth. But what they do with that truth is what makes this book interesting.This book was a gift from Abingdon Press for it's review.