The Trouble with Cash

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
123 Pages
Reviewed on 12/13/2018
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

A foreign real estate deal which has gone wrong influences a retired Canadian businessman to skirt the law in his attempts to retrieve what is rightfully his in the gripping suspense novel, The Trouble With Cash by John H. Paterson. In preparation for their retirement, Greg and Liz decide to sell their home in Costa Rica. As the real estate prices have fallen since they built their house, they are looking at taking a considerable loss. When a businessman from San Isidro with a questionable past offers them a million dollars cash, Greg is a little skeptical but happy to make a small profit. However, things don't quite go as he plans, and Greg is robbed of his home and the cash. With the local law enforcement telling Greg he has no recourse, Greg sets out to get his property back. Not willing to let his retirement fund be so depleted, Greg resorts to some not so very legal tactics to get it back. What are Greg's chances of getting payback and not ending up in a foreign prison?

The Trouble With Cash by John H. Paterson is a thrilling suspense novel with a gutsy protagonist. It is a fascinating tale where Greg, the main character, exercises innovative and enterprising thinking. The plan Greg designs and implements is audacious and brazen, and I couldn't put the book down until I found out how his strategy worked out. The plot is stimulating, consisting of engaging characters and an exotic setting. These elements were competently woven together, successfully creating a copacetic story arc. The plot moves along at a lively pace and will delight those who love an action-packed suspense novel. Anyone who admires a resourceful and daring hero that turns to the criminal element to wreak havoc for justice will enjoy reading about Greg and his Costa Rican exploits.