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Breach of Trust Hardcover – February 3, 2011
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Jason decides to seek the killer(s) of Ernesto, who he subsequently discovered was killed the same night his family died, as a form of guilt relief both for his not being with his family that tragic night and for possibly setting Ernesto up for death by his relentless pursuit of his testimony. Complicating matters is a zealous federal prosecutor with a vendetta against Jason who forces him reluctantly to go undercover seeking damning evidence of political corruption from the Governor and his myriad underlings. Jason is soon playing dual games--find Ernesto's killer and fulfill his responsibilities as chief governmental "snitch".
How Jason handles these two overlapping assignments while preserving his true purpose and identity is skillfully handled by Ellis whose plot, while confounding and circuitous at times, is nonetheless satisfying in the end. The reader is exposed to a world of back room political crime and shenanigans filled with wiretaps, kickbacks, payoffs, power for sale, and even murder. Aside from Jason, there were few characters who were particularly likeable nor who elicited my concern for their well being.Read more ›
One night, Kolarich is waiting for a call from a confidential informant, Eddie Ramirez. The call is important so Kolarich's wife takes her infant and drives to her parent's home without him. In a double tragedy that changes his life, his wife and child are killed in an auto accident on a slippery road. Later, he learns that the reason why the informant's call didn't arrive is that he was murdered.
After a period of mourning, Kolarich returns to work. He's approached by Ramirez's wife, Essie. She wants Kolarich to find out who killed her husband.
Since he feels responsible for Ernesto's death and because he also feels he is the cause of his wife and child's deaths, he accepts. He believes that if he can find Ramirez's killer, he would, somehow, make up for his failure.
In this psychological novel, we experience the pain and loss that Kolarich feels. Without a proper plan, he attempts to ingratiate himself to the politicians and friends of Almundo. However, his actions are caught by the FBI who are investigating corruption from the governor's office down to the local level. Since Kolarich can't prove that he was innocently pretending to work for these officials, he agrees to go undercover and help the FBI with the case.
Kolarich is a heroic character who is just a man, trying to do the right thing.Read more ›
Not able to shake the loss - and the thought they'd still be alive if he had been driving - Jason has hit a place in his life where he simply doesn't care anymore. Not about himself, his business; only his grief matters. He hadn't taken care of his own and they were dead because of it. But when he learns that the informant whose call he had been waiting on the night of his family's deaths was himself killed the same night, Jason is jolted back to life and into action. Believing there's no way the timing was a coincidence, Jason sets out to learn the true circumstances behind the informant's death.
Before he knows it Jason finds himself in an ever deepening web of bribery, extortion, and kickbacks, one that appears to run all the way up to the Governor's office. Caught between crooked politicians and their shady advisers and the federal government investigating the corruption, Jason has to find a way to get to the truth he so desperately needs to move on with his life, while doing whatever necessary to make sure he doesn't end up in jail...or the ground.Read more ›
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I recommend this book and author to anyone that really enjoys a good read. You learn to like the main character and look forward to the next book.Published 3 months ago by millie
Almost impossible to put down, awesome plot with unexpected twists, pointed dialogue. Well written and scarily believable. Looking forward to next Kolarich novel.Published 5 months ago by kae
Unfortunately the author has followed the path taken by many mystery writers and once he has had success, his writing turns ordinary. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Photographer
My first book by David Ellis but will be back for more. Good read kept my interest, gave it 4 stars. WOULD RECOMMEND!Published 5 months ago by Happy Reader
Very good author. I have read all of his books and look forward to reading the next book. Highly recommend.Published 5 months ago by PHall