by Susan Wolfe
on Tour November 1 - December 31, 2016
When does the Con become the Artist?Georgia Griffin has just arrived in Silicon Valley from Piney, Arkansas on very bald tires, having firmly rejected her beloved father’s life as a con artist. Her father is in jail and a certain minister is hugging her mother for Jesus while eyeing Georgia’s little sister, Katie-Ann. Georgia desperately needs to keep her new job as paralegal for Lumina Software so she can provide a California haven for her sister before it’s too late.
While she’s still living in her car, Georgia realizes that incompetence and self-dealing have a death grip on her new company. She decides to adapt her extensive con artist training—just once—to clean up the company. But success is seductive. Soon Georgia is an avid paralegal by day and a masterful con artist by night, using increasingly bold gambits designed to salvage Lumina Software. Then she steps into the shadow of a real crime and must decide: Will she risk her job, the roof over her sister’s head, and perhaps her very soul?
Book Details:Genre: Thriller / Suspense
Published by: Steelkilt Press
Publication Date: October 4th 2016
Number of Pages: 432
ISBN: 0997211717 (ISBN13: 9780997211719)
Purchase Links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Goodreads
Escape Velocity is quite the entertaining read. It was not what I was expecting and it took me a while to get into the story, but after a while I just kept flipping the pages to see what would happen next at Lumina. It was a very pleasent surprise.
Georgia is quite the character and I liked her and how she deals with everything. But honostly I liked all the characters they were very nicely developed. How a company can function with characters like these is a mystery, but Lumina seems to be able to handle it.
Even better then the characters is the writing. It wasn't difficult to keep reading, nor did the legal jargon that was used slow me down. The story was very well crafted and written, with a plot to match.
My rating: 4/5
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