This book is about ‘Defect Litigation’. A homeowner can sue the homebuilder if the house has a flaw in it. The homebuilder in this case is T.R. Morgan and his son Ryan Morgan. T.R. is mourning his wife’s death and has developed a gambling addiction, or so the back of the book tells us, it is never really explored in the book. Enter Steve Sanderson, “a ruthless Bay Area lawyer” (from the back of the book) to sue T.R. Morgan for an imperfectly built house.
So we have the ‘good guy’ T.R. Morgan, and we have the ‘greedy lawyer’ Sanderson, who has an equally greedy associate whose main attributes seem to be her breasts and her ability to procure illegal aliens for Sanderson’s ranch. We also have a bunch of people from the insurance companies, T.R.’s new girl friend and so on.
Unfortunately, there was no character development. The plot moves along at the speed of a court case, if you’ve ever been involved in a court case you know what that is. The ending is not the explosive climax the back of the book promises us.
I gave this book 2 stars and do not recommend it.
Advance Reader Copy
I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES.
I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes.
I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads..
I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
And last but not least. I love the Yankees.
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