Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CFBA: The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson

Song Stuck on the Brain: You've Got a Friend by James Taylor

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:
The Deposit Slip
Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2012)
Todd M. Johnson


Move over John Grisham, there's a new counselor at the podium, and he's got my attention. I love John Grisham, especially his early novels and Todd Johnson's work gives me the same thrill. The hardworking underdog lawyer that fights for justice despite and impossible case. Evil big corporate lawyers, murder, spies and a plot that keeps you guessing until the last hail Mary. It also had heart. Forgiveness is hard to give, especially when it's your father that has betrayed you. But when Jared commits to this case, he finds that the distance between he and his father isn't quite as vast as he thought, and maybe they're more alike than he'll ever want to admit. That realization leads him to see his father with new eyes and recognize that people can change. Forgiveness is a theme that's woven into the story like a fine silk thread. Not just for Jared, but for Erin and the whole town. Final verdict? Fantastic.
$10,000,000 Is Missing.

Erin Larson is running out of options. In the wake of her father's death, she found a slim piece of paper--a deposit slip--with an unbelievable amount on it. Only the bank claims they have no record of the money, and trying to hire a lawyer has brought only intimidation and threats. Erin's last chance is Jared Neaton.
How Far Will One Lawyer Go to Find the Money?

When Jared wearied of the shady ethics of his big law firm and started his own, he never expected the wheels to fly off so quickly. One big loss has pushed him to the brink, and it's all he can do to scrape by.

And How Far Will Someone Go to Stop Him?

He's not sure if Erin's case is worth the risk, but if the money is real, all his problems could vanish. When digging deeper unleashes something far more dangerous than just threats, both Jared and Erin must decide the cost they're willing to pay to discover the truth.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Deposit Slip, go HERE.

Todd M. Johnson has practiced as an attorney for over 30 years,
specializing as a trial lawyer.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota
Law School, he also taught for two years as adjunct professor of
International Law and served as a US diplomat in Hong Kong.

The Deposit Slip is his debut novel. He lives outside Minneapolis,
Minnesota, with his wife Cathy, and children Ian and Libby.

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