The Forger's Forgery


Fiction - General
276 Pages
Reviewed on 04/06/2021
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Author Biography

Clay Small is the former Senior Vice President and Managing Attorney for PepsiCo, Inc. where he was responsible for all of PepsiCo’s global legal issues and personnel.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Cox School of Business as well as an annual Visiting Professor at ESADE in Barcelona and Vrije University in Amsterdam where he is a member of the law school advisory board.

Clay is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a two-time All-American soccer player. He was drafted by the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League. He received his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist Law School and is an inductee of the school’s Distinguished Alumni Society.

Clay serves on the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation and the Executive Committee of the Dedman School of Law. He is also a founder of Inverdale Investments, a hedge fund in Dallas, Texas.

Informed by his experiences as a father, husband, professor, executive, and world traveler, Clay has shaped multidimensional characters and thrilling storylines in Heels Over Head (Greenleaf Book Group, 2017) and his latest book, The Forger’s Forgery (River Grove Books, 2021).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Forger's Forgery is a riveting crime novel written by Clay Small. The shocking murder of a Southerland University student named Nichole Kessler sets off an unexpected chain of events, having a resounding impact on the lives of a group of interconnected people that may change their lives forever. The prime suspect is the victim's uncle, Wheeless Kessler, an abhorrent megalomaniac with a history of violence directed towards women. MaryLou, a former victim of Wheeless, finds herself deeply traumatized by the very thought of Wheeless roaming free and concocts an audacious plan with her husband, Henry Lindon, to exact revenge on Wheeless for ruining her business. Meanwhile, Detective Esmeralda Ortiz continues her search for Nichole's killer. But her investigation may put the lives of her family members and herself in grave danger.

Laced with humor, heart, mystery, and intrigue, The Forger's Forgery is an absorbing page-turner that feels difficult to put down. Author Clay Small hooks your attention with an intricate plot that rarely misses a beat with its numerous twists and turns. Clay Small paints a vivid picture of his characters and provides them with in-depth backstories and distinct personalities that make them come alive to the reader. I found the characters realistic and relatable and felt Henry and Marvin's brotherly dynamic especially endearing. The pacing of the narrative is smooth and felt suitable to the plot. The constant bouts of humor throughout the book made the story all the more entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed The Forger's Forgery. Highly recommended.