Contract for Deceit by David Furlotte
This book was reviewed by Molly
When multimedia manager Jean-Val Fincouer takes on a contract for Duprel Oil and Gas he little realizes just what he has gotten himself into. What should have been just another trade show for him to orchestrate becomes a life and death situation leading him into a desperate flight for safety.
The Canadian Military have a secret. This secret totally destroyed not only the Avro Arrow, one of the most advanced aircraft ever designed but the hopes and dreams of the aircraft’s designers and builders. Many insist it is a secret necessary to National Defense. And, they insist, it is a secret in danger of getting out. Most concerned about that secret becoming common knowledge is Duprel Oil and Gas. For them, that information is worth billions of dollars annually. It is a secret they have killed to protect.
Patrice Fincham learns to her horror exactly why working for Duprel cost her friend Shawna Klenco her life. Patrice’s path crosses that of Jean-Val Fincouer before she realizes that she may end up paying the same price as Shawna. The consternation felt by Patrice is unmistakable and the desperation driving her to discover why Duprel Oil murdered her friend is matched by the determination Jean-Val possesses for discovering why or what Duprel Oil is up to. The tense drama driving them both is well defined in this complex thriller.
Combine Dashiell Hammett and Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb, then add a copious swash of Earle Stanley Gardner type suspense and you begin to get an idea of what Contract for Deceit is all about. This first mystery thriller by new writer David D. Furlotte is a ‘can’t put it down’ mystery.
Furlotte’s deftness for the human situation and his clear description pull the reader right into the narrative. He possesses a comprehension of the corporate mien. He uses that knowledge to present a tale so worrisome in his Duprel enforcer that the tingle along the reader’s spine never stops. The reader is drawn into a tale filled with intrigue, government intervention and corporate greed. Furlotte’s characters are ingenious and well thought out. From the various members of the media team to Patrice and her family and friends each is distinct and credible.
Contract for Deceit is a story that will grasp you on the first line and will hold you tight right down to the last page. The story is gripping and well recommended.