The Price of Revenge

The Price of Revenge

by Dennis Vaughn

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Overview

David Fox has a life anyone would envy-a flourishing career as a lawyer, a condo in Denver, and a beautiful girlfriend, Ellen-until he begins investigating a lawsuit against the Denver City Ballet. It seems like a commonplace allegation of misspent funds at first, but soon David finds himself caught in a web of blackmail, betrayal, and dark secrets. To escape, he'll have to answer some uncomfortable questions: Who was responsible for the embezzlement, and how far will they go to cover it up? What precisely is Ellen discussing in those sessions with her psychiatrist? And is telling the truth worth losing everything? The Price of Revenge follows David across boundaries both professional and personal as he tries to find his way out of the maze of intrigue into which he has stumbled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984235810
Publisher: Synergy Books
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A California native, Dennis Vaughn received his bachelor's and law degrees from Stanford University. After a successful career as an attorney, he has turned his attention to writing fiction.

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The Price of Revenge 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CMash on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Price of Revenge by Dennis VaughnPublished by Synergy BooksISBN-13: 978-0-9842358-1-0ISBN-10: 0-9842358-1-7At the request of Phenix & Phenix Publicity, a PB copy was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion. Synopsis (back of book): Dennis Fox has a life anyone would envy-a flourishing career as a lawyer, a condo in Denver, and a beautiful girlfriend, Ellen-until he begins investigating a lawsuit against the Denver City Ballet. It seems like a commonplace allegation of misspent funds at first, but soon David finds himself caught in a web of blackmail, betrayal and dark secrets. To escape, he'll have to answer some uncomfortable questions: Who was responsible for the embezzlement , and how far will they go to cover it up? What precisely is Ellen discussing in those sessions with her psychiatrist? And is telling the truth worth losing everything? The Price of Revenge follows David across boundaries both professional and personal as he tries to find his way out of the maze of intrigue into which he has stumbled. My Thoughts and Opinion: When I was first approached regarding this book to read and review, I read the synopsis and thought this one is for me. However, I was wrong. I found myself enjoying the sections that described the relationship between David and Ellen, however, that was only a small portion of the plot. The majority of what I did read, and this is my opinion only, was very difficult to follow due to the many characters that were introduced in the beginning of the book and all the legal and financial terminology. I found it hard to engage in the story line and not anxious to continue reading. Unfortunately, and again this is my opinion only, I had to put this one aside. I have read reviews around the blogosphere where this book did get good reviews, but the subject matter was just too dry and technical for my liking. If you are interested in legal and financial thrillers, check it out, maybe this one is for you. I sadly had to rate this novel as a "didn't finish". My Rating: 1
Bookventures More than 1 year ago
Those of us who swear by legal thrillers/suspense novels may become enticed by The Price of Revenge. David Vaughn has joined a slew of other authors who have based their novels on courtroom intrigue. While the topic offers for a lot of leg room for authors to create a great story, not everyone has been able to pull it off successfully. In my mind, whether David Vaughn has been able to pull it off is still up for debate. The good news that is The Price of Revenge is a good, original concept. It depicts the life of a well-to-do lawyer who gets caught up in a cycle of revenge that ultimately ruins his life. The excitement gets going pretty early on in the book as we get a flash back of David being black mailed and being faced with a difficult decision. Naturally this sets the tone for the entire book. The story is told in third person so you get an insight into all of the characters and their motives in the story. The Price of Revenge is not riveting but it's not obvious either. With each trial that the protagonist faces, the reader at times enters into them blindly. Having said all of that, the bad news is that the story was really poorly executed. I didn't think that revenge played a critical role in this story as it help to send David's life into chaos. I thought that the foolish actions of all of the characters are what ultimately led to their down fall. Additionally their actions were not sufficiently explained and it was a bit frustrating trying to understand their motives. I thought that telling the story in third person would have allowed the author to help build the stories of these characters but that was not the case. They all seemed one dimensional, irrational and uninteresting. The story did flow pretty quickly especially because the chapters were shorter and there was some element of suspense that kept you interested in the story. However the author couldn't keep the reader's attention for too long since the writing was rigid and lacked depth. I really was expecting more from this story but sadly it just left me in two minds. From all the reviews that I have read about this book, everyone seems to disagree with my stance. However I'll let you guys be the judge. I will probably not give this book a second read but I am always open to passing it along to my friends.