Lloyd Gordon's novel, The Dirty Money Trap, begins as family story, with protagonist Mathew Crawford struggling to survive a dominating and callous father, with his friend and companion, Karl Folkestad (Foley), always there to offer support and guidance. Readers are caught up in Mat's life as he matures, falls in love, and manages to separate himself from his father's influence. Suddenly, everything changes and the deep resentment long suppressed toward his father rises and takes over his life. Bitter and deluded, Mat takes Foley and together they enter the underworld of crime. Trapped between rival gangs, laundering drug money, lying and deceiving, Mat's family life falls apart. After experiencing a series of dangerous interludes and two passionate relationships, he finally awakens to what he has wrought. Gordon has created a fast-paced, no-holds-barred adventure that will keep readers turning pages late into the night.