The Tainted Trust, Volume 2 of The King Trilogy, is, in addition to a moving and action packed thriller, a brilliant depiction of what perfectly normal people will do for love and money.No one wept when Jim Servito died. He left an estate amounting to $325,000,000 when his wife, Karen killed him in Caracas. He had accumulated the fortune the old fashioned way: he stole it from the U.S. and Canadian Governments using a brilliant gasoline tax evasion scam. The money is hot, deposited in a Cayman Island bank, and it was cursed. It has a profound affect on everyone who touches it. It is managed by Alfred Schnieder, an aging and unscrupulous Caracas banker.Mike King, the love of Karen’s life, and nearly ruined by the Feds’ scorched earth efforts to recover Servito’s fortune, convinces her to keep the money, instead of returning it to its rightful owners. Privately, he chides himself for his obsession to keep the fortune, but his pride refuses to allow him to return it to its rightful owners. “They didn’t care about me,” he shouts. “All they cared about was recovering their money.” With the assistance of Alfred Schnieder, Mike and Karen form The King Trust, a catastrophic and near fatal mistake. To avoid the possibility of the money corrupting him, Karen informs her son Phillip that his fathers fortune was returned to the Canadian and U.S. governments.Desperate to recover the money, the Feds continue to spare no expense and effort to do so. Leading the charge are John Hill, head of the Criminal Investigation Department for the Internal Revenue Service, and Alex McDowell, head of Canada’s Security Investigation Service.