Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • In the Shadow of the Law
  • Written by Kermit Roosevelt
    Read by Craig Wasson
  • Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download | ISBN: 9781415925652
  • Our Price: $25.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - In the Shadow of the Law

Buy now from Random House

  • In the Shadow of the Law
  • Written by Kermit Roosevelt
    Read by Craig Wasson
  • Format: Abridged Audiobook Download | ISBN: 9780739319918
  • Our Price: $14.98
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - In the Shadow of the Law

In the Shadow of the Law

Written by Kermit RooseveltAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kermit Roosevelt
Read by Craig WassonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Craig Wasson

Audio Editions

Read by Craig Wasson
On Sale: May 17, 2005
ISBN: 978-1-4159-2565-2
More Info...

Read by Craig Wasson
On Sale: May 03, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-7393-1991-8
More Info...
Visit RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO to learn more about audiobooks.
In the Shadow of the Law Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - In the Shadow of the Law
  • Email this page - In the Shadow of the Law
  • Print this page - In the Shadow of the Law
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Categories for this book
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multibillion-dollar corporations. The obsessive efforts of its senior partner, Peter Morgan, have transformed it from an old-fashioned business into a veritable Goliath. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death penalty case in Virginia, and a class action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on site explosion killed dozens of workers.

Assigned to these cases is a group of seasoned partners and young associates struggling to make their way in the firm. Mark Clayton, fresh out of law school, is beginning to loathe the dullness of much of his work and to be frightened by the deterioration of his personal life when he is assigned to the pro bono case. Assisting him is the mercurial Walker Eliot, a brilliant third-year associate whose passion for the law is as great as his skill at unraveling its intricacies. The aggressive, profane, and wildly successful litigator Harold Fineman is leading the Hubble defense, assisted by the new associate Katja Phillips, whose odd combination of efficiency and idealism intrigue him, and Ryan Grady, whose quest to pick up girls is starting to interfere with his work.

In this complex, ambitious, and gripping first novel, Kermit Roosevelt vividly illustrates the subtle and stark effects of the law not only on the lives of a group of lawyers but also on communities and private citizens. In the Shadow of the Law is both a deftly plotted page-turner and a meditation on the life of the law, the organism that is a law firm, and the consequences for those who come within its powerful orbit.
Kermit Roosevelt|Craig Wasson

About Kermit Roosevelt

Kermit Roosevelt - In the Shadow of the Law
Kermit Roosevelt is an assistant professor of law at the University of Pennslyvania Law School. A former clerk to a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, he is a graduate of Yale Law School and has worked for law firms in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

About Craig Wasson

Craig Wasson - In the Shadow of the Law
Craig Wasson's film credits include starring roles in Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, Four Friends, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, Body Double, Ghost Story, and The Boys In Company C. He also co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Skag.

  • In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt
  • May 17, 2005
  • Fiction
  • Random House Audio
  • $25.00
  • 9781415925652

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: