Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Book Review - TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS by Rachel Dylan
I need to preface this review with a little codicil. I do love legal mysteries, but I don't love occult books. I realize they're all the rage, but they make me uneasy, even when they're Christ-oriented, which this one is. This codicil's the only reason I'm giving it a four-star rating instead of five. Given that, the writing is good, the tension constant, and Rachel Dylan has done herself proud. This is Book 1 in the Windy Ridge series.
So anyway, here we have a young but proficient defense lawyer, Olivia Murray, who has been sent to the Windy Ridge suburb of Chicago to defend one New Age tech company against another. The suit began when Nina Marie Crane of Astral Tech is accused by her former boyfriend, Layton Olito (CEO of Optimism Company), of stealing a computer app. It seems both companies are interested in snagging the electronic generation into their own New Age fold via this app.
Olivia, a conservative Christian, has doubts about handing anything New Age, but she works for a prominent law office in DC, and when her boss says jump on it, there's really not much choice.
The plaintiff's attorney, Grant Baxter, is also a young dynamo, but fairly recently began his own firm with just a minimal crew. He just thinks all the New Age stuff is wacky, but even wacky companies can hire him if they have the money.
But then odd things begin to happen to both Olivia and Grant. Things that have nothing to do with law.
It appears both attorneys will be fighting more than just a legal battle.
You might want a Bible in one hand while this book is in the other. Trials and Tribulations is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I was given a free copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.