Just as the motor moves along character Royal’s boat Recess on Florida’s waters, author H. Terrell Griffin propels the reader forward to Bitter Legacy’s conclusion. Chapter by chapter and line by line, Griffin snags the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go.Retired attorney Matt Royal wanted nothing more than to spend carefree days on Longboat Key. Unfortunately, they are not as relaxed as he imagined; instead he is shot at and practically blown up. Royal and his longtime friend Logan Hamilton are smack dab in the middle of a fatal riddle. Someone wants them dead and they have no idea why. Despite the aid of Royal’s best friend Jock Algren and others, Royal endures a week from hell. Amidst fighting off hired members of from a coldblooded biker gang hired by a cosseted billionaire with nothing else to do, Royal and friends discover an old document that could rein down financial devastation to the affluent of Florida.
In walks Jennifer Duncan, the newest officer to join the ranks of Longboat Key’s finest. Her apparent good looks and easy laugh could distract Royal and be his undoing at a time when he needs his wits about him.Through the weaving of some very well-defined characters, Griffin subliminally makes the reader turn the pages. Once you start, you’ll find this is one book you won’t be able to set aside. In the words of Matt Royal, “… and that’s the way it went.”
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of “Deadly Decisions"