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A mesmerizing tale of deceit and criminal stealth in the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical research from Phillip Margolin, the New York Times bestselling master of the courtroom thriller.

Daniel Ames is living the American dream. Though born into poverty and on the streets by the age of fifteen, Daniel has overcome life's toughest obstacles and is now an associate at Reed, Briggs — Portland's most prestigious law firm — earning more money than he ever imagined possible.

But when Aaron Flynn enters his life, Daniel finds himself caught between his towering ambition and his bedrock idealism. Flynn, a charismatic civil litigator, sues Geller Pharmaceuticals — Reed, Briggs' biggest client — for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects. Daniel is certain the claim has no merit — until a memo written by a Geller scientist is found, detailing the shocking results of a study that implicates the company in a horrific lie.

Could Daniel unwittingly be helping Geller cover up a dark secret? As he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabotaged, he's accused of professional incompetence, and he's fired. Twelve hours later the man who fired him is murdered. Daniel is arrested.

With help from two women, including lawyer Amanda Jaffe (whom we met in Wild Justice), Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation — and in the process unearths a trail of deceit that leads back to a series of unsolved kidnappings seven years earlier. But someone doesn't want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicous killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.

Review:

"Another year, another young-attorney-in-peril story from Margolin....Margolin's writing for the most part is unremarkable, his plot won't stand up to serious scrutiny, and his characters engage only on a surface level. Yet the author of seven previous handsomely selling thrillers deserves credit. While his latest is eminently forgettable, the whole package — light intrigue, good-looking, wealthy people under stress, a couple of ghoulish murders, and a scattering of clever plot twists — is undeniably entertaining and enjoyable if you don't think about it too hard." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Humdrum legal thriller about a young lawyer who trusts his firm way more than he should. You've heard that one before, have you? Well, if bright, industrious, wide-eyed Daniel Ames had been up on his Grisham he might have taken fewer lumps....Bland people, implausible plotting. Here, Margolin, who has tilled the legal thriller field with no mean success, does little more than go through the motions." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A mesmerizing tale of deceit and criminal stealth in the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical research from Phillip Margolin, the New York Times bestselling master of the courtroom thriller.

Daniel Ames is living the American dream. Though born into poverty and on the streets by the age of fifteen, Daniel has overcome life's toughest obstacles and is now an associate at Reed, Briggs — Portland's most prestigious law firm — earning more money than he ever imagined possible.,/p>

But when Aaron Flynn enters his life, Daniel finds himself caught between his towering ambition and his bedrock idealism. Flynn, a charismatic civil litigator, sues Geller Pharmaceuticals — Reed, Briggs biggest client — for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects. Daniel is certain the claim has no merit — until a memo written by a Geller scientist is found, detailing the shocking results of a study that implicates the company in a horrific lie.

Could Daniel unwittingly be helping Geller cover up a dark secret? As he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabotaged, he's accused of professional incompetence, and he's fired. Twelve hours later the man who fired him is murdered. Daniel is arrested.

With help from two women, including lawyer Amanda Jaffe (whom we met in Wild Justice), Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation — and in the process unearths a trail of deceit that leads back to a series of unsolved kidnappings seven years earlier. But someone doesn't want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicous killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.

About the Author

Phillip Margolin's compelling insider's view of criminal mind comes from his unique background as a longtime criminal defense attorney. Each of his seven novels to date has been a New York Times bestseller, including Wild Justice and Gone, but Not Forgotten. He is an avid chess player and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060196257
Author:
Margolin, Phillip
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
MARGOLIN, PHILLIP
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Portland (Or.)
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Pharmaceutical industry
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Portland
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
E 591
Publication Date:
20010821
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.58x6.48x1.04 in. 1.20 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060196257 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Another year, another young-attorney-in-peril story from Margolin....Margolin's writing for the most part is unremarkable, his plot won't stand up to serious scrutiny, and his characters engage only on a surface level. Yet the author of seven previous handsomely selling thrillers deserves credit. While his latest is eminently forgettable, the whole package — light intrigue, good-looking, wealthy people under stress, a couple of ghoulish murders, and a scattering of clever plot twists — is undeniably entertaining and enjoyable if you don't think about it too hard."
"Review" by , "Humdrum legal thriller about a young lawyer who trusts his firm way more than he should. You've heard that one before, have you? Well, if bright, industrious, wide-eyed Daniel Ames had been up on his Grisham he might have taken fewer lumps....Bland people, implausible plotting. Here, Margolin, who has tilled the legal thriller field with no mean success, does little more than go through the motions."
"Synopsis" by , A mesmerizing tale of deceit and criminal stealth in the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical research from Phillip Margolin, the New York Times bestselling master of the courtroom thriller.

Daniel Ames is living the American dream. Though born into poverty and on the streets by the age of fifteen, Daniel has overcome life's toughest obstacles and is now an associate at Reed, Briggs — Portland's most prestigious law firm — earning more money than he ever imagined possible.,/p>

But when Aaron Flynn enters his life, Daniel finds himself caught between his towering ambition and his bedrock idealism. Flynn, a charismatic civil litigator, sues Geller Pharmaceuticals — Reed, Briggs biggest client — for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects. Daniel is certain the claim has no merit — until a memo written by a Geller scientist is found, detailing the shocking results of a study that implicates the company in a horrific lie.

Could Daniel unwittingly be helping Geller cover up a dark secret? As he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabotaged, he's accused of professional incompetence, and he's fired. Twelve hours later the man who fired him is murdered. Daniel is arrested.

With help from two women, including lawyer Amanda Jaffe (whom we met in Wild Justice), Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation — and in the process unearths a trail of deceit that leads back to a series of unsolved kidnappings seven years earlier. But someone doesn't want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicous killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.

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