"THE RULE OF EQUITY," by Jonathan Neville, $14.99, e-book $4.99, 336 pages (f)
When Tom Madison is mysteriously summoned to New York City by a high-ranking official of the New York Fed, he knows he has no option but to obey her summons. However, upon arriving for his appointment he finds she has mysteriously vanished. He soon realizes that returning home in his private jet is impossible as he is quickly caught in the web of escalating events.
Government conspiracies, the over-powerful Federal Reserve and long suppressed Native American groups soon find their way into Tom’s life. Old friends surface when Tom is forced to work with his ex-wife and college friends. What Tom doesn’t realize is that he is unknowingly playing part of a national plan that will soon have world-wide economic implications.
Author Jonathan Neville is a great writer and knows how to keep pages turning with terrific plot pacing. His knowledge of the economic workings of the government is superb, yet not overwhelming to those with little, or no, economic backgrounds. Neville manages to weave some terrifically unknown, yet true, information into his book that helps lend an air of possibility into this thriller.
While the first 90 percent of the book is carried along with terrific tempo, the last 10 percent falls flat. Neville glosses over some terrific final fight scenes and the conclusion is reached too easily. Also, the mysterious government cover-up of prehistoric American Indian remains is clumsily integrated into the plot, leaving readers to wonder at its exact significance.
“The Rule of Equity” is a clean book with no profanity and little violence. There is some murder and very brief nudity mentioned, however, this book is one that can be read entertainingly with a clean conscience.
Neville is an agricultural economist and lawyer. A graduate of Brigham Young University, he has written both non-fiction legal commentaries as well as many volumes of fiction.
Elizabeth Reid has bachelor degrees in economics and history. She has worked in retail, medical billing, catering, education and business fields. Her favorite occupation is that of wife and mother. She blogs at gelatoandchocolate.blogspot.com.