When The Devil Whistles * Rick Acker

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Allie Whitman and Connor Norman loved making the devils of the corporate world pay. Now, it’s their turn. And the price could be their lives.

“I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t.” That’s what Allie Whitman tells herself every night as she lies awake. Sometimes she even believes it. But mostly she knows deep down that her inability to make a hard choice has put millions of lives at risk, including her own. Now the only one who can help her is her lawyer, Connor Norman. Unfortunately, Allie’s actions have destroyed Connor’s trust in her—and may destroy much, much more.


I really liked the prologue. A bit of hacking, a bit of embedding images in PDF, a bit of being careless and not erasing your trail. Then the book goes south from Chapter 1 onwards. This is no Digital Fortress by Dan Brown nor Sydney Sheldon * Rage of Angels.

Connor Norman is a clean cut lawyer, suing the corporations who Allie blows the whistles on. And both of them are very good at what they do. Allie Whitman works for a temporary agency as a CPA. But really she works as a whistle blower for the state, privately going through books of corporate giants and making them pay. But she is involved with a rock star on drugs, and her personal life is anything but happy. But when Allie is “discovered” suddenly the world starts falling apart. The corporation agrees to keep “quiet” if she blows the whistle on someone else. If she doesn’t then they’ll expose her as the force behind the whistle blowing. What Allie decides could destroy Connor’s trust in her and much much more.

Corporate law is not a subject I’m real interested in, and there was a lot of terminology and abbreviations that I didn’t understand but I can tell that money is still universally understood.

Nothing encourages law firm forgiveness quite like a fat book of business. Profitability is next to godliness in the Big Law world. 

It’s a bit different from my usual reads and I can say I was thoroughly entertained by the prologue 🙂 The rest, not that much.

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