Touch of Corruption

Touch of Corruption

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by John Parkington
     
 

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Greed always hurts. The global stock market rises to unprecedented levels. Everyone wants in, but will the bubble burst? In an exclusive Washington, D.C. hotel suite, a prominent U.S. Senator has a deviant encounter with his $8,000 per visit hooker. A day later in Chicago, a top U.S. Representative tortures a call girl to pry information from her. Carrie Linden,

Overview

Greed always hurts. The global stock market rises to unprecedented levels. Everyone wants in, but will the bubble burst? In an exclusive Washington, D.C. hotel suite, a prominent U.S. Senator has a deviant encounter with his $8,000 per visit hooker. A day later in Chicago, a top U.S. Representative tortures a call girl to pry information from her. Carrie Linden, beautiful Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, sees a link among politicians, sex workers and the stock market, but few listen. Despite warnings, she pursues the mystery. Will Carrie halt overseas factions from corrupting Members of Congress? Can she bring forces of justice and finance to bear in time to avert global financial disaster? Wealthy attorney Michael Taylor wants his lover, Carrie, unharmed. And former FBI legend Max Foerce helps protect her. But will it be enough? Touch of Corruption is the third installment of a trilogy, following Justice Rendered and Body Parts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015106879
Publisher:
Indian Canyon Press
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
A Carrie Linden Novel , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
223,381
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

John J. Parkington began his career as a clinical psychologist in a West Virginia mental health center. He earned his PhD in psychology at the University of Maryland and completed a subsequent program of study at Harvard. John taught psychology at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University and spent over 30 years consulting to top management in major corporations around the world. Having written for academic psychological journals, he has penned three psychological thrillers—the trilogy: Justice Rendered, Body Parts and Touch of Corruption. He is currently at work on a new novel in the series. John lives with his wife in Palm Springs, California and part-time along the Southern California coast and has been a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild and the American Psychological Association.

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Touch of Corruption 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
IndianaGuySE More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book. This is the third in a series by this author. You really should read the first two because the characters in this one all tie in from those books. His other books in this series are Justice Rendered and Body Parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Super, believable characters. Great action. Though you think you know where it's going, there are a few twists, and you enjoy the ride. This was a fine finish for the trilogy, but I hope to see the same characters in action again from this author. Get it. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all three of this new author's works, and I highly recommend them. Fast-paced, suspenseful reads. Twists and turns. Gratifying endings. I enjoyed the evolution of the main characters, flawed as they are, and their relationships across the novels. Anyone who enjoys good thrillers should pick these up.
nancyg1NG More than 1 year ago
As with book 2, the author repeated way too much from previous books.  He makes the main character *Carrie Linden" look like a total idiot.  She claims to know how dangerous a situation is, yet she manages to plop herself right in the middle of it.  But, she has no skills to protect herself in these types of situation and depends on her boyfriend and his friend to bail her out all the time.  Not to mention the fact that I do not think we will ever hear the President of the United States use words like "Gol darn it."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is well done, but the main characters are unlikeable. Carrie is an alcoholic freelance writer who falls back into the bottle when things get too difficult. Her redeeming qualities are that she cares about people and that leads her into investigating people who commit crimes againt others. Michael, the guy she loves, stays angry at her throughout the trilogy and he and his PI friend, Max, treat her like she's a misbehaving idiot child. Carrie, who continues her investigations anyway, grieves and stays apologic for not doing what Max and Michael tell her. They treat her like a naughty child and she responds like one. Too bad. The three books in the trilogy could have been really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprising and taut! Want to read more by this author
25jump More than 1 year ago
Could so many people get away with all that this book says, could be?? It was a great read and I never knew where the story was going. Carrie, Michael, Max and Melvin work so well together. I can't wait for the next book and I HOPE that Carrie and Michael can make a permenant commitment. They are so right for each other. What happens to Tony's "business"? I will be watching for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this. I read it in one sitting because i just couldn't put it down. The political intrigue was great, except for the thought that this may be the type of people that are running our country. If they are it is no wonder our country is in the shape it is. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago