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" 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.
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.