By Phillip Margolin
(HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061030642, 416pp.)
Publication Date: August 2002
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A poster boy for the American Dream, former blue collar boy turned high-powered lawyer Daniel Ames is on easy street as an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm.
Until one man...and one case...changes everything.
When a charismatic lawyer sues the firm's biggest client, a pharmaceutical company, for manufacturing a drug that causes unspeakable birth defects, Daniel believes the case has no merit. But when information implicating company malfeasance surfaces, the intrepid lawyer doggedly scrambles to find the truth--an investigation that leads him into a vortex of greed, corruption, deceit, and murder. Suddenly caught on the wrong side of the law and in the crosshairs of a powerful enemy, Daniel must unmask an evil conspiracy that wants to bury a deadly secret...and Daniel with it.
Phillip Margolin has written fifteen New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, Supreme Justice. Each displays a unique, compelling insider's view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Undeniably entertaining and enjoyable.”
-Publishers Weekly (boxed review)
“Multiple plot twists will keep you turning the pages.”
“A classic legal thriller … intelligent, stylishly written, and exciting. … [A] fine novel.”