Saturday, September 12, 2015
A HOUSE DIVIDED by Robert Whitlow
A father's mistakes nearly cost his children everything. Now his children must unite to take on the most important case of their respective careers.
Corbin Gage is slowly drinking himself into the grave while running a small law practice in a small Georgia town. The assistant DA in the same community is his son Ray, poised for a professional breakthrough based on a job offer to work for the best law firm in the area. Roxy is Corbin's daughter, a rising star associate in Atlanta for an international law firm that specializes in high stakes, multi-million-dollar litigation.
Against the advice of everyone in his life, Corbin Gage takes on a toxic tort case on behalf of three boys who have contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma due to an alleged chemical exposure. The defendant, a herbicide/pesticide/fertilizerboo company, is the largest employer in the area. Because of the lawsuit, Ray's job offer evaporates, forcing him to go to work with his father. Roxy's expertise in complex litigation draws her into the drama.
As their investigation uncovers an audacious conspiracy to conceal dangers to their community, Corbin, Ray, and Roxy come to a personal treaty in their pursuit of justice. But they soon discover that burying a problem can have explosive results.
Oh my goodness, how much do I love Robert Whitlow's books? This much...(outstretched arms). "A House Divided" is just as awesome as his others. A long time attorney dealing with alcoholism, the effects it has on his family as well as the family's inner demons will touch your heart. So well written with characters that are so real. Legal issues, relationships jeopardized, make healing difficult. A well written story.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.