Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cash Burn

Cash Burn

by Michael Berrier

Jason Dunn is a senior executive for Building Trust Bank. His wife, Serena, recently left him for another man. His brother, Flip, just got out of prison and is already evading his parole officer. Brenda Tierney is Jason's beautiful new administrative assistant who idolizes him. When Jason makes a costly mistake, the CEO puts his arch-nemesis in charge of him, which leaves him restless and unhappy with his job. Brenda plants an idea in Jason's mind that would make it all go away...will he have the ability to pull it off? 

I loved this book. It kept me flipping page after page, and I didn't want to put it down. The story had several twists and turns, and an ending that I totally didn't expect. As far as Christianity in the novel, there were references to church and a pastor makes several appearances throughout the story. What I feel is lacking is a "Christ theme." What do I mean by that? Well, Jason, Flip, and Brenda are all pretty immoral characters. While some consequences for immorality appeared, I found myself wishing that at least one of the characters would come to the realization of his/her need for Christ. I don't want to give away any of the plot, so I won't say anymore. But overall, I did really enjoy reading this story. I would compare it to a John Grisham novel. If you like suspense and thrillers, you will also love this book. 

About the author: Michael Berrier

Michael Berrier is a businessman and novelist with a special interest in ethical practices and corporate citizenship. He studied fiction writing under T.C. Boyle and the University of Southern California. He has spent a thirty-year career in business and is a co-founder of Square 1 Bank, currently serving as Risk Manager.  Michael lives in the San Diego area with his wife and son and their Border Terriers, Jethro and Jack.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers, as part of the Digital First program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.",

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