The Mendoza Memo

Daniel Mendoza Thrillers Series Book 3

Fiction - Mystery - Legal
304 Pages
Reviewed on 06/09/2022
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Author Biography

Daniel Maldonado was raised in Los Angeles, California and is currently living in Arizona.

He graduated cum laude from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law with various other awards. For over twenty years, he has practiced insurance coverage and employment law. He was a former partner at the boutique law firm of Kunz, Plitt, Hyland and Demlong. He still currently practices law with the global law firm Clyde and Company.

He began writing and self-publishing in 2011. He writes literary dramas and romance from a male perspective. His main series the “Chambers Lane” series addresses social/cultural/religious struggles, which are primarily focused on the fictional Mendoza family living in the United States.

In January of 2018, he signed with Next Chapter Publishing (formerly Creativia Publishing). Mr. Maldonado published the fourth installment of the series entitled “Butterflies Blue: An Interlude in San Juan, Puerto Rico” which is a romance novel involving tragic life circumstances. In 2020, Mr. Maldonado published the first book in his legal thriller series, Daniel Mendoza Thriller Series, entitled May It Please the Court. In 2021, Mr. Maldonado published the second book of the series, The Fleeing Felon. Next in the thrillers series is the book entitled, It is anticipated that the fourth book in the series tentatively entitled, Where Darkness Resides, will be available in 2023. Mr. Maldonado is also interested in writing a sci-fi series.

His books are available in e-book, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Mendoza Memo is the third installment of the Daniel Mendoza Thriller Series by Daniel Maldonado. Attorney Daniel Mendoza and his team travel to London for a deposition in a royalty case on behalf of their client, Analysis Inc. However, things turn sour when the chief witness, Professor Farrokh Shirvani, is poisoned before their very eyes, ultimately leading to his death. After being grilled by the London police, Daniel is determined to get to the heart of the matter and hires the services of private investigator Pamela Williams to investigate the case. It is revealed that there is a sinister conspiracy involving the financials of Analysis Inc. and their royalties in mining companies. After a string of murders follows, Daniel and his team must find a way to solve the mystery before more innocent lives are lost.

A nail-biting crime thriller spanning multiple continents and locations, The Mendoza Memo is a wild rollercoaster of a ride from start to finish. Daniel Maldonado crafts a captivating puzzle whose pieces come together for a resounding climax toward the end. The plot is completely unpredictable, taking unexpected twists and turns that keep you guessing what's coming next. The cast of characters is quite large, but Maldonado gives every single one distinct traits and personalities that make them stand out amongst the rest. Daniel is a tenacious attorney who never gives up following a case to the end. It makes him easy to root for. If you're a fan of crime thrillers, I suggest this book.