The Alligator Man by James Sheehan

The Alligator ManThe Alligator Man by James Sheehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Roy Johnson was not a good man by any means. In the past he was being investigated for drug trafficking but was never caught. In the current day he had been CEO of Dynatron in which he cashed out of the company making off with one hundred million just before it shut down costing twenty thousand employees all of their jobs, pensions and insurance. When Roy’s wife reports him missing after going for a walk one night near the swamp pieces of his clothing and wallet are found so the press then dubs him the “Alligator Man” since it seems he fell victim to the alligators in the swamp until a witness comes forward saying they saw a hit and run that night.

Kevin Wylie is a lawyer from Miami who shortly after losing his job receives a phone call from his estranged father’s girlfriend to let him know that his father is battling cancer and may not have very long to live. Kevin decides to go meet the man who gave him up twenty eight years before to get some answers but while there an old family friend is accused of the murder of Roy Johnson so Kevin takes on his case.

I was completely caught up in this story from the moment it starts through the investigation and trial. A well written, intense, fast paced legal thriller. The story changes the points of view from several characters to start which seemed a bit confusing at first but once you get going it was very hard to put this one down. Interesting characters, plot and conclusion. Definitely would recommend.

I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.

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