David is ambitious and clever. A Stanford graduate his background leaves a lot to be desired. Grinding poverty, a mother who died young and a sister who made sure he did not lose track is his history which he has not forgotton. In the heady atmosphere of a swanky law firm, with untold riches and a bright financial future ahead of him David knows the path is competitive and hard but he is determined to get to the top.
What David did not get is that within the hard work, there is a dark thread of intimidation, corruption, even murder and conspiracies by the dozen. Getting embroiled in them was easy, getting out of it was hard and when the murders hit close to someone who has got close to him, the whole story starts unraveling.
Depicted as a legal thriller, this is also a coming of age story and a rags to riches story. All well told.
Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Thomas & Mercer.