Danny then gets contacted for what at first appears to be a job, but he soon discovers the DEA is out to get Tom Galvin and they want to use him to do it. There's all this talk about money laundering and Mexican drug cartels and the fact that Danny took $50,000 from Galvin without a formal laon contract. The DEA agents, Yeager and Slocum, seem to have him over a barrel and while he doesn't want to do anything to hurt his new friend Tom, who seems to be a really good guy, he certainly doesn't like the threat of federal prison for the next 20 years or so and no one to care for Abby.
First they want him to plant a bug, but then that's not enough. Soon, they want him to access Tom's personal phone and even follow him to a clandestine meeting. Before long, Danny realizes that the situation is becoming dire and very dangerous forces are involved. As Danny feels the walls closing in on him, he also realizes that Tom truly is becoming a good friend and maybe everything isn't exactly as it seems. Who can he trust and how can he escape this impossible situation without causing irreparable damage to either his life or the Galvins?
Suspicion is a great thriller and is one that you won't want to put down once you get into it. The characters are likable and while their situations are not completely relatable (what with the mansions and all...), it is easy to feel sympathetic towards them. This is my first Joseph Finder novel, although I recently read a short story of his in the collaborative book FACEOFF and I have seen movies that were based on his books, such as the fairly recent film Paranoia. I absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed Suspicion and will definitely be reading more of Finder's books in the future. Suspicion is a perfect beach read and if you enjoy James Patterson and similar authors, you'll probably enjoy Joseph Finder as well.