Five men. Five walks of life. Every day they come together at the white shoe law firm Olmstead & Taft. But they’re not lawyers. They’re “Printers”: blue-collar guys consigned to the dark basement of the firm charged with copying, collating and delivering the mountains of paperwork that document millions of dollars of sensitive legal secrets.
Until the five are approached by an ambitious young attorney who teaches them what they have: insider information. Together they make a plan: take the classified documents that pass through their hands every day and use them to get rich. They create a joint account to deposit the spoils. An account with a safeguard-each one only knows one section of the access code.
Which means that for all five conspirators, there’s no way out. But as too much money piles up to go unnoticed, the Printers will discover there’s one thing even worse than being an outsider: being in too deep.
Fifteen Digits by Nick Santora was a very intense thriller with intriguing characters and a fast-paced storyline. The language was at times a little too colorful and crude for me—though it did add credence to one of the lead player’s slimy characters (as it was usually just him speaking vulgarly).
Set in New York, the five main characters in this novel all work for the same law firm: Olmstead & Taft. One day, these four “Printers”–men who are in charge of copying and delivering all of the firms highly-secretive paperwork, conspire with an in-house attorney to get rich with the information that is so readily available at their fingertips.
The author Nick Santora is a seasoned writer who is well-acquainted with lawyer jargon and drama. In addition to having been a lawyer himself, Nick has also written popular crime dramas such as The Sopranos, Law & Order, and Prison Break.
I knew before starting this novel that I was in for a fast-and-furious ride. I was right. I especially enjoyed each of the main character’s back stories. They added depth to a story that could have survived without it but was definitely enhanced with it.
The foreshadowing that was so prevalent throughout this entire story that “this will not end well” kept me hooked, curious to see how the conspiracy and drama would finally come to a close. And when it did end and I turned that last page, I had to laugh. It was an unexpected ending with a twist, and it ended with humor—my favorite part.
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