Synopses & Reviews
A poster boy for the American Dream, former blue-collar kid 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 . . . change 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.
“Multiple plot twists will keep you turning the pages.” Oregonian
“Undeniably entertaining and enjoyable.” Publishers Weekly (boxed review)
“A classic legal thriller … intelligent, stylishly written, and exciting. … [A] fine novel.” --Booklist
About the Author
Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen New York Times
bestselling mysteries for adults, including Gone, But Not Forgotten
; Executive Privilege
; and Wild Justice
. With Vanishing Acts
, he is achieving two new firstshis first book for young readers and his first book with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome.
Ami Margolin Rome works in education philanthropy and is a former Peace Corps volunteer. Like Madison, Ami grew up in Portland, Oregon, with a criminal defense attorney for a father. She still lives in Portland today, near her father.