June 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday: June 28, 2010

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page where we share what reads we have received in our mailboxes the previous week.


Here are the goodies that arrived for me last week:

The Partnership by Steven J. Harper (publicist contact)

Debut novel from the author of the true-crime award winner Crossing Hoffa: A Teamster's Story, The Partnership opens a window into a secret world. A mysterious death, illicit romantic liaisons, courtroom drama, and crises of personal conscience frame a titanic struggle at the nation's most lucrative law firm. A twenty-first-century legal thriller with a twist, The Partnership reveals what happens to rich and powerful insiders as the business school mentality extends its tentacles across a once-noble profession. The themes resonate; The Bonfire of the Vanities still burns.

Albert Knight has reached the pinnacle of power as one of the "magnificent seven"-leaders of the international legal powerhouse Michelman & Samson. Only one step remains: Knight and his archenemy Ronald Ratkin are front-runners to replace the Executive Committee's retiring chairman. Knight and Ratkin were once best friends, but that was long ago. Despite their twenty-year animosity, each has embraced the firm's transformation to a bottom-line business and the stunning wealth it produces. As the price of success, they endure and inflict profound personal damage along the way. When gifted trial lawyer Ronald Ratkin's $100 million client defies protocol by interrupting the sacrosanct Executive Committee meeting, all seven attorneys are suspicious. The news, Ratkin suspects, could upset his ongoing billion-dollar trial, send stocks plummeting, and destroy his client, his law firm, and his personal wealth. But the wily Ratkin has a foolproof plan. Or will his own greed and that of his fellow partners undo him?
So what goodies arrived in your mailbox last week?



5 comments:

bookfanmary said...

I haven't seen this book before. I hope it's a good read!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a fascinating read...enjoy!

Here's mine:

http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday_27.html

Lady Q said...

This is new to me, but it sounds like a good one! No books for me this week, but I've got a copy of Captivity to give away over on my blog if you'd like to stop by!

jewelknits said...

The blurb certainly makes this book sound like a fascinating read! I hope you enjoy it!

miss cindy :) said...

sounds interesting, enjoy :)