The Deal

The Deal

Book - 1996 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
When a zero is accidentally dropped from a mortgage document for a leveraged buyout, the partners in the presiding law firm discover that they are personally liable to their client to make up the multimillion-dollar shortfall, in a legal thriller about cutthroat competition and murder

Blackwell North Amer
At 7 a.m. in a Boston boardroom, there's a disaster in the making. High in an office tower in the heart of the financial district, lawyers and bankers are fighting a deadline to close an $840,000,000 leveraged buyout. Under the pressure of the crowded agenda, no one notices that a zero has been dropped from the mortgage document. The papers are signed, cheers and applause roar from the boardroom - and the fuse of a time bomb is lit. When it explodes, there will be hell to pay. As the partners of Freer, Motley, the presiding law firm, will discover, they are collectively and personally liable to their client to make up the multimillion-dollar shortfall.
And so begins an accelerating and dire chain of events. Freer, Motley's senior partner is found dead, and its brightest young associate is charged with murder. The firm needs a fall guy, and John Shepard, brilliant but arrogant - and recently passed over for partner - fills the role to perfection. Defending John Shepard in a Boston court is going to be a career buster. No one wants the job, and no one understands why Ed Mulcahy accepts the case, even if he is Shepard's friend - but they don't know he's already in way too deep to walk away.

Baker
& Taylor

When a zero is accidentally dropped from a mortgage document, partners in the presiding law firm discover they are personally liable to to make up the multimillion-dollar shortfall, in a legal thriller about cutthroat competition and murder. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679448525
0679448527
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 25 cm.

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