It's the summer of 1994, and Gus Bondoc is going under. One of the best civil-defense lawyers in San Francisco, he's survived by sheer cunning and strict control. But when everything goes wrong at once - when a jury hits his biggest client with a $12 million penalty just after an entry-level employee helps a foreign government wrest $16 million from the most dangerous man he's ever worked for and then sets out to seduce him - Bondoc falls back on his worst instincts and the wrong people. With his business and his life at risk, with plenty of enemies and few friends, he begins the grim process of preserving himself at all costs.
A raw portrait of the dark side of high-stakes civil-law practice, Book of Business is a frightening look at a shadowy world that many imagine but only true insiders ever see.
“Book of Business is a unique, no-holds-barred, insider’s look at the rough and tumble world of big-time defense litigation, with all its ego-driven intrigue and treachery. The spectacular connivances, legal and even sexual manipulations of [William McGrane’s] vast array of characters will keep you turning pages far into the night-and guarantee that you never look at a defense lawyer the same way again.”
– Walter Walker, Esq., Author of The Rules of the Knife Fight and The Immediate Prospect of Being Hanged
“Here is a refreshing new entry in the legal fiction landscape which matches the best: tension, high drama, revealing insights into large law office practice, and intrigue with surprises throughout. A splendid page turner for both lawyers and non-lawyers.”
– Jerome J. Shestak, Esq., Past President of the American Bar Association; Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
“Lawyers everywhere will immediately recognize the unappealing characters in Book of Business. They haunt almost every law firm, and it’s not a pretty picture. But that’s what makes Will Nathan’s [William McGrane’s] book such an engrossing exercise in the ‘there but for fortune...’ category.”
– Robin Meadow, Esq., Past President, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Past President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
– Ephraim Margolin, Esq., Past President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers; Recipient, State Bar of California Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Award 2004
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