Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago. That is, until his ...more
In both novels here were several grammatical errors and typos.
Author needs a new editor!! (less)
3/13/18 The library I have has the ebook and another library in my circle has the audio, the sight is called Sails , don't know if Have this…moreHi Nicole
3/13/18 The library I have has the ebook and another library in my circle has the audio, the sight is called Sails , don't know if Have this in your area. Ask your librarian, they will get you the book if they can for OUT OF NETWORK if they can find it.. I found two sights here. Hope this will help.
Maybe you found it . Joan
STRONG FUN BEGINNING!!
Jack's daughter Sophie has been kidnapped by her Palestinian grandfather.
Jack, (Jewish), Alina, (an Arab), and daughter Sophie were living in Chicago. Jack was
a partner with Jenkins & Fairchild law firm. Alina gets word that her mother back home in Hebron is very sick. She goes home to visit. Her mother recovers...but instantly ...more
Overall, I would recommend Saving Sophie. There's a lot of action and plot twists, and a big payoff in the end.
The plot itself reminded me more of a Grisham, rather than a Patterson. There is depth to the story line and in most ways to the principals' emotive motivations surrounding the criminal acts. But that was a bit of the "trouble" to me and its believability. Because nearly everyone in the book, except maybe for the bad guy father-in-law, WAS that over-riding motivation and nearly nothing else. I find this can ...more
Chicago PI Liam Taggart and his fiancée, lawyer, Catherine investigate an act of embezzlement, plus more. A Jewish accountant Jack Somers has been hiding in Hawaii after misdirecting $88 million—a business transaction, while trying to save his six-year-old daughter, Sophie. She has been kidnapped by his late wife’s ...more
Once We Were Brothers is the first in the crime series, however, they can be read as stand alone.
Liam and Catherine are the Investigation team that were on the "job" in the previous book, its just different cases, so its fine to read as a stand alone.
We have here a Father whose child is kidnapped. Not only that, he is being accused of the crime. He is also being accused of embezzlement among other things.
I loved this book! It had it all: international intrigue, a father's love, kidnapping, a terror plot and much more! I couldn't put this book down and had to finish it quickly. I think some of these characters may have been introduced in an earlier book but it made no difference to my enjoyment of the novel. This is an author I'll be on the look-out for!
So very contemporary. Everything a good book should have: great characters, a little history & geography, intrigue, mystery, family, sadness & joy, love, respect and just a great story.
Guess I have to read Once We Were Brothers next.
Jack, a Chicago accountant working with a large law group specializes in mergers. Until a year ago his life was good. He and his wife Alina were happy together, they had a little daughter Sophie, whom they adored. When Alina’s mother is said to be very ill she returns to Hebron to visit. Immediately upon returning home Alina falls ill with what ...more
Long time attorney and author Ronald H. Balson follows up on his successful first novel, “Once We Were Brothers,” with another look at family ties and conflict in “Saving Sophie.” Here we have a troubled accountant, Jack Sommers, who has been given the task of putting together a business sale and gets involved with embezzling the proceeds. He intends the ill-gained money to be used to rescue his daughter, Sophie, who has been kidnapped by her maternal grandfather, a Palestinian terrorist. ...more
This is a complex story, but told in a way that is very easy to follow. The characters are completely human and even the protagonist is very empathetic. I loved the detailed descriptions and history lessons of Palestine, especially Hebron and Jerusalem, ...more
The story moves at a great pace, and holds your attention, with details on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, ...more
I liked this book. It had thrills and suspense with a little humor and romance. There were far-flung locations, interesting good people, and very bad villains. I even learned something about the history and the current political status of the Middle East. What happened to the bride was just mean, but otherwise, I enjoyed reading this story.
Note: I did notice one typo, but I was reading an uncorrected proof.
Actually the story starts earlier in Jack's life. He has married a beautiful Arab woman named Alina, much to the dismay of Alina'a father Arif. Arif has disowned ...more
Main character Jack Sommers was one of two attorneys on a huge deal in which 88 million dollars of the clients money went missing. The client, a prominent manufacturer who dabbles in fixing sporting events, is furious – and wants his money! The other attorney in...more
But it also shows us the strength and faith a little girl(Sophie) has in her father the man who promised to always love her and be there for her .No matter what she was told she clung to her belief that her daddy would never ...more
Being an ARC edition, there are still a number of editing corrections to be made, but this copy is fairly far along and already as good as some finished publications I've unfortunately seen in the past.
I really liked this story, with multiple angles playing out around the world, yet all ...more