The Aspen Account by Bryan Devore

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After a colleague at Denver’s top accounting firm dies in a mysterious skiing accident, Michael Chapman is assigned to replace him on an audit of software behemoth X-Tronic. At the same time, rookie journalist Sarah Matthews of the Denver Post starts nosing into rumors that may connect X-Tronic to her brother’s death. And the reclusive Aspen billionaire who founded X-Tronic thirty years ago begins to fear that events unfolding at his company will finally make him pay for a past he would love to forget: when he sold out friends and neglected family in his single-minded pursuit of success. Soon all three will discover just how much they are willing to risk to uncover the truth behind a conspiracy that will shock the world.

"The nature of Michael's double life can be frustratingly elusive, but it's exciting to watch him risk everything in order to unveil an elaborate, insidious conspiracy." - Publishers Weekly

"Taut suspense...swiftly paced atmospheric backdrop...The strength of this debut will have many readers clamoring for more. Devore displays a sure hand in a tight, eminently readable thriller certain to draw a substantial following." - Kirkus Reviews

"An engaging mystery story...Michael is no James Bond, but Devore portrays him with enough panache to keep the pages turning...The fascination is in the telling of how (the essential) conflicts play out. It is an enjoyable read." - ForeWord Clarion Review

"Timely...enough plot twists to keep the reader turning the pages...For anyone who's had enough of action lawyers, make way for a new breed of hero." - BlueInk Review

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Published February 28, 2012 by Bryan Devore. 411 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Readers will likely gloss over the few typos, and although various loose ends are tied up a bit too tidily in the conclusion, most readers won’t care a bit.

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By the end of the story, the reader does not know enough about Michael to make him a fully realized character, and Sarah, the reporter, fades from the narrative just as her part in the mystery blossoms, which is unfortunate because the story would have benefited from greater detail about her role...

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