by William Manchee Lean Press
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 1932475028
Rating: 6/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
A tale of two attorneys caught between a radical anti-IRS group and the Government law enforcement as they (the attorneys) try to protect the rights of their client wo has been accused of murdering an IRS agent. Stan Turner has two cases that need his immediate attention, one is trying to find a missing client in Ecuador and the other is defending Dusty Thomas on the charge of murder. He heads for Ecuador and leaves Dusty's cast in the capable hands of his partner. It is then things get very involved. The partner seeks out the radical organization to pay Dusty's expenses and bail. The prosecutors then see Stan and his partner as supporters of the anti-IRS radicals, a fact that does not make his job nor his life any easier once he returns from Ecuador. Deadly Distractions is written by a talented author who constructs a set of interesting situations with believable and likable characters. However, one thing in the writing makes it a bit hard to separate the two lead characters. They are both written in the first person without any indication from chapter to chapter as to who is talking and this leads to some confusion. Barring this, the plotting is well done and balanced with twists and turns that will keep you guessing who the real villain is and why the IRS agent was killed. With threats coming at him from all sides, Stan does a creditable balancing act the reader will enjoy.