Tuesday, January 18, 2011

When the Devil Whispers

Author: Rick Acker
Publisher: Abingdon Press
October 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0767-4
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary/suspense

Allie Whitman works for a temporary agency as a CPA. But really she works as a whistle blower for the state, privately going through books of corporate giants and making them pay. But she is involved with a rock star on drugs, and her personal life is anything but happy.

Connor Norman is a clean cut lawyer, suing the corporations who Allie blows the whistles on. And both of them are very good at what they do.

But when Allie is “discovered” suddenly the world starts falling apart. The corporation agrees to keep “quiet” if she blows the whistle on someone else. If she doesn’t then they’ll expose her as the force behind the whistle blowing. What Allie decides could destroy Connor’s trust in her and much much more.

WHEN THE DEVIL WHISTLES is the first book I’ve read by Rick Acker. The writing is clean, stellar, and crisp, and the author has obviously done his research. The chapters are also short enough and has a good enough hook to make the “I’m just going to read to the end of the chapter before I put it down” reader (like me) keep reading for several chapters.

Corporate law is not a subject I’m real interested in, and there was a lot of terminology and abbreviations that I didn’t understand, but over all the plot was really good and kept my interest. The prologue especially was intriguing and I had to keep reading to see how that played into the story—and what happened when it was discovered. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. 14.99. 345 pages.

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