Christopher Lang, senior litigator at the prestigious Los Angeles firm of Devereaux and Brace, has just been handed the case of a lifetime. An old friend from law school whose career took an odd, clandestine turn after his brother's death in Vietnam has suddenly resurfaced with a proposal for Lang. Would he be willing to try a lawsuit against a company called Arrow Dynamics and its former owner, celebrated tycoon Russell Lindstrom, a man who may quite possibly be the next president of the United States?Lindstrom is on the campaign trail and he seems the perfect candidate - a war hero cast in the Ronald Reagan mold, a successful, swashbuckling businessman with a multibillion-dollar war chest. But back in Washington, a small, concerned group of men are tracking Lindstrom's campaign. Although lacking hard evidence, they're convinced that Lindstrom puts business first and America second, even if it means selling military hardware to the nation's enemies. Now, determined to destroy him without revealing themselves, they believe they've found the perfect weapon to bring down the perfect candidate: Christopher Lang.Lang is just ambitious enough and just cocky enough to believe that on his own turf, in a court of law, he can take on one of the richest men on the planet and blow him away. All he has to do is prove that Lindstrom designed and certified a recreational aircraft that was secretly built to military specifications - a plane Lindstrom knew all along was a flying death trap. Yet Lang is operating in the dark, with no idea that he's the crucial link in a covert operation, a pawn in a courtroom battle in which witnesses, lawyers, and even their families my face a death sentence.Now, as his case crumbles around him, Lang must go to extreme lengths, putting his career - and his life - on the line, in a desperate attempt to shock the nation out of its blind adoration of a dangerous man.Lang is a good lawyer in free fall, in a deadspin. He's one good man searching for truth in a web of lies and looking for justice in a world driven by revenge, ambition, and raw power.
- Hardback | 470 pages
- 157.48 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 793.78g
- 01 Nov 1997
- Bantam Books
- United States