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After fleeing the crush of a partnership at a large Chicago criminal-defense firm and the humiliation of a professional breakdown, Devlin Winters just wants to be left alone with a couple sundowners on the deck of her dilapidated mahogany trawler on Galveston Bay. But when an old flame shows up on the boardwalk with a mysterious little boy in tow and an indictment on his heels, fate has other plans, and Devlin finds herself thrust onto a sailboat bound for St. Kitts and staring down her demons in the courtroom, as she squares off against an obsessed prosecutor with a secret of his own.
The Venturi Effect by Sage Webb
Publisher: Stoneman House Press, LLC
Publication Date: November 13, 2020
Format: Paperback - 337 pages
Kindle - 1640 KB / 300 pages
Genre: Legal Procedure / Legal Thriller
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
My Book Review:
In The Venturi Effect, author Sage Webb draws upon her professional legal experience to weave a riveting legal procedural thriller that captivates the reader's attention from beginning to end. Set in the multiple locales of Kemah and Galveston Bay, in the Gulf Coast of Texas; the tropical island of St. Kitts; and Grand Rapids, Michigan, the reader follows ex-Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Devlin Winters, as she is drawn in to help an old friend and his brother fight a federal tax fraud case brought against them by an aggressive United States Assistant Attorney, who is determined to send the brothers to federal prison.
For the past two years, ex-Chicago based attorney Devlin Winters has been seeking solitude living on a sailboat, and working as a boardwalk carny barker on the Galveston Bay Gulf Coast of Texas. She had once been on the fast-track to becoming the youngest partner at Sondhein Baker, but the long hours and fast pace took an emotional toll on her, leaving her burned out and with a suspended license after a physical encounter with her client during a federal fraud trial. Her stress-free life takes a turn when an old friend from her past unexpectedly arrives seeking her help.
Viggo and Nils Bryson grew up with Devlin in Chicago, but they haven't seen each other in years. Viggo is the owner of Blue Tide, LLC, a company that provides insurance policies. He has been accused of federal tax fraud against the IRS, and has sent his nine year old son Grant to stay with his younger brother Nils, a yacht broker in Kemah, Texas.
Devlin is surprised when Nils and Grant come up to her boardwalk game, neither knew that they both live in the same town, and Nils' unexpected appearance brings their shared past back to the surface. Nils asks Devlin to help Viggo's defense team prepare for the fraud case, and when Nils is targeted as a secondary defendant, Devlin has to overcome her courtroom and personal demons to help the man who broke her heart.
The Venturi Effect is a slow-building, multi-layered, gripping, and complex story that has a great mixture of intrigue, secrets, romance, dark pasts, suspenseful twists and turns, and enough tension and drama that will keep the reader thoroughly engaged and riveted until the surprising conclusion. The reader is taken on one hell of a roller coaster ride as they follow Devlin as she is determined to overcome her past courtroom demons in order to pursue the exoneration of brothers Xavier and Nils Bryson from the aggressive and obsessed pursuit of justice by the US Assistant Attorey Xavier Charles. The reader will love the drama of the sailing adventure to St. Kitts that Devlin and crew embarked on, as well as the unfolding tense and dramatic legal procedure of the federal tax fraud case brought against the Bryson brothers. I loved getting to know all of the characters' secrets and pasts, and how it all tied them together, but I would be remiss if I didn't admit that I did not like Xavier, I thought he was a blood-thirsty and pompous jerk, who needed to be taken down a peg or two. I loved how the story unfolded, but I have to admit that I am a sucker for legal procedure, and the way that the author drew the reader in as the court case unfolded was phenomenal, it couldn't get any better than that! I look forward to reading about Devlin and Nil's next adventure in The Cult Of Mammon.
If you are a fan of legal thrillers, then I would highly recommend reading The Venrturi Effect, and stayed tuned as Devlin and the Bryson brothers return in The Cult Of Mammon, that will be published in 2021!
RATING: 4 STARS
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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Sage Webb. There will be Fourteen (14) winners for this tour. Seven (7) winners will each receive a $15 Amazon.com Gift Card and Seven (7) winners will each receive a physical copy of The Venturi Effect by Sage Webb (US addresses only). The giveaway begins on November 1, 2020 and runs through January 2, 2021. Void where prohibited.
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