Beware of the Banker

Fiction - Crime
254 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2020
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Beware of the Banker by Barry L Somes is a crime fiction story inspired by Bonnie and Clyde. Set in Portland, Maine, the story follows a bank branch manager called Tony. With a casino addiction, Tony is deeply in debt and spends his days trying to work out how to successfully embezzle from the bank he works in. Seeking the help of an accomplice or two, he convinces a young couple to help him. ‘Clyde’ has already served time for robbery and is willing to help Tony and ‘Bonnie’ had already dreamed of becoming a modern-day Bonnie; this is her dream come true. Their crime spree brings them to the attention of Special Agent CT from the FBI, an agent who stakes his career on catching them. With much hilarity, the chase is on but who will win?

Beware of the Banker by Barry L Somes is a crime story with plenty of humor and high jinx. It starts with a bit of background on the main characters, setting the scene for what is to come. The pace is steady throughout the story and the characters are developed well. The story is something a tad different and there is plenty of action with just a little violence towards the end. What is evident is the level of detail, not surprising given that the author worked in a bank; his experiences and knowledge shine through, lending the story a more realistic feel and many of the experiences in the story are taken from real-life experiences. It’s a steady story that will keep you reading and it looks like there’s a sequel to come.