“Billions of dollars flow through Jason Dunn’s banking office each year. When he suffers a series of career setbacks and his marriage begins to crumble, he and his attractive new assistant devise a plan to disappear with a slice of the bank’s cash flow. The unwelcome appearance of his brother on the scene, just released from prison, threatens to sidetrack Jason’s plans. But Jason’s brother “Flip” has his own problems with a parole officer who isn’t fooled by this dangerous parolee. In the race to the jackpot between Jason and Flip, and the unwinding of their troubled history, the question soon becomes, Who will get burned?”
MY REVIEW: Who will get burned? Everyone.
Secrets. Lies. Greed. Betrayal. Manipulation. Scheming. Deceit. Revenge … and lots of it. Add intrigue and suspense into the mix and the result is Cash Burn.
The beginning of this book was difficult to get through. For me, the authors writing style was hard to follow and the first couple of chapters were loaded with minute and boring details, to the point where several times it jarred me out of the story. Redundancy was also an issue. But, I kept reading. I am glad that I did.
Soon the pace quickened, the plot thickened and the twists kept coming.
And the characters began to show their true colors.
In the end, Cash Burn is about choices. And it all starts with two young people who were in love and a choice that they made. Fast forward twenty years and the results of that choice prove catastrophic. And deadly.
Recommended. I base my recommendation of a book on whether the story survives the last page and finds purchase in your head after you’ve put it down. If you like intrigue and suspense and are not tied to a “and they all lived happily-ever-after” conclusion, this book is for you.