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Review: Dollar Signs by Manning Wolfe

Title: Dollar Signs
Author: Manning Wolfe
Publisher: Starpath Books, LLC
Publication Date: February 18, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-944225-00-1
Number of Pages: 307
How I Got It: from publicist
Format: Kindle

MERIT BRIDGES, an attorney and widowed mother in Austin, Texas, works hard, drinks too much wine, and sleeps with younger men. When Merit goes after a shady corporation threatening her client, she encounters hired gun Boots King. His charge is simple, “Stop her!” Merit and her team – including Betty, a mothering office manager with a bad-ass attitude – struggle to stay alive, while they navigate a labyrinth of legal issues, and prove once again that you don’t mess with a Texas lady lawyer.

My Review:
The description of Merit Bridges made me want to check this book out. I like a smart thriller, one that  makes me actually have to think, and Dollar Signs didn't disappoint. Merit defends the hard-working "little guy" against the corrupt "big business" trying to take his land and livelihood. "Fixer" Boots King is one of those slimy, "love to hate" characters and you just can't wait to see Merit take him down. I especially loved Merit's office manager, Betty, a great "mama bear" character that holds down the fort and has the perfect comeback for anything. Manning Wolfe has created a great set of characters and constructed a town that I'm ready to return to with the next books in this series. 
About the Author:

MANNING WOLFE an author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers with a salting of Texas bullshit. The first in her series, featuring Austin Lawyer Merit Bridges, is Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs Boots King. A graduate of Rice University and
the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.

***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***


Judy Krueger said...

Sounds darn good!

Carmen said...

Sounds like you had fun with these characters.