Mistress of Justice: A Novel of Suspense by Jeffery Deaver

By Jeffery Deaver

Taylor Lockwood spends her days operating as a paralegal in a single of latest York’s preeminent Wall highway legislations businesses and her nights taking part in jazz piano at any place she will. however the rhythm of her lifestyles is disrupted whilst lawyer Mitchell Reece requests her assist in finding a stolen record that can fee him not just the multimillion-dollar case he’s protecting yet his profession to boot. wanting to catch up with to this good-looking, tremendous, and extremely inner most guy, Taylor indicators on, simply to discover that as she delves deeper and deeper into what is going on in the back of closed doorways at Hubbard, White & Willis, she is uncovering greater than she desires to know–including secrets and techniques harmful sufficient to spoil careers and hazardous adequate to push somebody to devote homicide. but who's in a position to going to that severe? together with her lifestyles at the line, Taylor is ready to profit the deadly solution.

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Reece shrugged then continued, “Now the first installments of the loan were due six months ago and the company missed the payments. They go back and forth, the bank and Hanover, but it’s pretty clear that the company’s never going to pay the money back. ” “Good question. My feeling is it’s still sitting somewhere—hell, they didn’t have time to spend that much. But anyway, what happens at New Amsterdam—our revered client—is this. The economy melts down and the bank’s reserves are shrinking. Now, the government says to all banks, Thou shall have X amount of dollars on hand at all times.

Are you out of your fucking mind? ” This meant that the Hubbard, White and Willis partners would in effect give the incoming partners a huge bonus simply for expediting the deal—and for ousting Burdick and his cronies. Clayton continued, “We’ll claim it has to be done by year end for tax reasons. That’ll be our excuse. “ “Just tell me. ” Clayton signed his name to the check He offered no credit card. “Let me tell you something, John. ” “Burdick was picked because he was known in both Albany and Washington.

The firm continued to grow, occasionally spinning off satellite firms or political careers (invariably Republican). Several attorneys general issued from Hubbard, White & Willis, as did an SEC commissioner, a senator, two governors and a vice president of the United States. Yet the firm, unlike many of its size and prestige on Wall Street, wasn’t a major political breeding ground. It was common knowledge that politics was power without money and the partners at Hubbard, White saw no reason to forsake one reward of Wall Street practice when they could have both.

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