Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Book Review: Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young
A fast-paced, engaging mystery is what you'll find in Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young.
Waverly Sloan's luck can't get much worse. His wife likes to live the lifestyle she grew up with, but he's just gotten disbarred. He's messed up big time and he's not too keen to let the queen of his castle know.
When a business associate turns him onto a new line of work that can help terminally ill people get their hands on some much needed cash, while also providing Sloan with a nice profit, things are looking up. That is until his clients start dying sooner than they should and Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Evans begins investigating the viatical industry and Sloan's role in this business venture.
Buying Time is a superbly plotted, masterfully told legal thriller. From the first page I was drawn into this story whose Prologue gives you just a glimpse of the wild ride you're in for.
Young blends together a cast of complex characters, a riveting plot, a legal, though ethically questionable business, and a mystery to create a book you simply can't put down. As the investigation continues, Angela Evans and Waverly Sloan are pulled into something so sinister, you feel you have to go to confession just for reading about it.
The author manages to keep the pace quick, but still builds the suspense up to the dramatic conclusion. While I had some of the puzzle pieces placed before the ending, there were still surprises that came my way.
I highly recommend Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young. I'll be checking out more of Young's books soon!
Title: Buying Time
Author: Pamela Samuels Young
Publisher: Goldman House Publishing