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A brilliant and dogged young trial lawyer in San Francisco risks everything he holds dear to bring the most dangerous legal adversary in town to justice.
Down on his luck after a string of lost cases and a recent divorce, personal injury lawyer Matt Taylor hopes his next trial will be an easy win. But when he meets a devastatingly injured young man desperate for help, Matt finds himself embroiled in an impossible lawsuit against Salvatore Conte, a powerful lawyer with sinister connections. Despite all warnings, Matt courageously pulls out all the stops to uncover the truth and right a horrific legal wrong. What follows is an epic multi-million-dollar battle of wills, intrigue, and outright violence that could cost Matt everything he cares about—his career, his family, his heart….and his life.
“This is more than a good read; it is a masterpiece of courtroom drama, life of a trial lawyer, intrigue, intricate relationships, love, and one man’s perseverance for justice. Bostwick nailed it!” —William Whitehurst, Past President of The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Texas Trial Lawyers and the Texas Bar Association
About the Author
James S. Bostwick is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with over forty years of experience representing catastrophically injured people throughout the country. In this first novel, he uses his vast experience to provide a rare glimpse into the world of civil trial lawyers, what motivates them, the enormous risks they take, and the choices that define them professionally and personally. Bostwick is an invited member of the Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to the top 100 plaintiff’s trial lawyers in the U.S.), and is a past President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to the top 500 plaintiff and defense trial lawyers in the U.S.). He has received many honors and awards for his work as a civil plaintiff’s trial lawyer. Bostwick has obtained several record results for his clients over the years, including the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in U.S. history. He is the father of five. He practices law with his son and with his law partner of over twenty years. His office is in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his wife and their two dogs.
“This is a book that should be read by every trial lawyer, everyone who wants to be a trial lawyer, and everyone who wonders what it takes to be a trial lawyer. Bostwick spins a powerful, informative tale drawn from real life. The courtroom scenes leap off the page and will have the reader cheering for justice.”
— Walter H. Walker III, Bestselling author of A Crime of Privilege
"This book is a movie! A page turner! I couldn't put it down! The author's concise, lyrical, and romantic prose powerfully captures INJUSTICE, crime, greed, and courtroom drama. With careful detail and clear insight, the author lets the reader into the mind of personal injury lawyer Matt Taylor, who, with great stakes, fights for and wins justice. Beautifully written, this is the kind of book you keep in your bookcase to read again and again. This author has written a masterpiece! An author to watch."
— Barbara Rose Brooker, bestselling author of The Viagra Diaries and other books, Professor of Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
“It is a story that best highlights what a lawyer can do if he or she wants to get into the ring of justice. Every young lawyer should read this.”
— Joseph W. Cotchett, author of several widely-read law treatises and the recent bestselling book, The People vs. Greed: Stealing America