When Multimedia Project Manager Jean-Val Fincoeur 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.
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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 Fincoeur before realizes that she just might end up paying the same price as Shawna. Combine Dashiell Hammett and Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb then attach a copious swash of good old Erle 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.'
The consternation felt by Patrice is unmistakable and the desperation driving her to discover why Duprel Oil has murdered her friend Shawna is matched with the determination Jean-Val possesses for discovering why or what Duprel Oil is up to.
Writer Furlotte brings a unique perspective to the work because he has been directly involved in marketing and communications areas with some of the largest corporations in Canada.
Furlotte's deftness for the human situation and his clear description pull the reader right into the narrative. He is a keen observer and avid follower of mysteries including the Canadian Avro Arrow controversy.
This writer possesses a comprehension of the corporate mien many do not possess. He uses that understanding to present a tale so worrisome in his Duprel enforcer that the tingle along the the reader's spine never stops. Furlotte's characters are ingenious and well thought out.
The reader is drawn into a tale filled with intrigue, government intervention and corporate greed. CONTRACT FOR DECEIT is a story that will grasp you from the first line and will hold you tight right on down to the last page. The story is griping and is and is well recommended.
The review of this Book prepared by m j hollingshead