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In the Shadow of the Law

Kermit Roosevelt

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Craig Wasson

Length:

6h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:13