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The Up and Comer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2001

    A FAST-PACED TALE OF BLACKMAIL

    New York lawyer Philip Randall thinks he has it all, a position with one of Manhattan's top law firms, a beautiful and wealthy wife, and a mistress on the side. He is used to shopping in the best stores, dining in the finest restaurants, and attending the hottest parties, but this is about to change when a person from his past enters his life and threatens to change everything he has worked for. While out with friends, Philip and his wife Tracey run into a high school buddy, Tyler Mills, and what seems on the surface a coincidental meeting turns out be something much darker, for Tyler, recovering from a suicide attempt, has created a plan, one that will make him rich, and destroy another man's life. Several days after their 'chance' encounter, Tyler confronts Philip and demands a large sum of money for his silence... As Tyler explains he has been watching Philip, and he is aware of the affair he is having with his best friend's wife. Not taking the threats serious, Philip ignores Tyler's warnings, but once the phone calls, faxes, and emails start, he realizes Tyler means business. Determined to keep his secrets safe Philip agrees to make the payment, but he himself has a plan, one that will rid him of Tyler for good. What ensues is a twisted battle for survival that raises one question...is the winner REALLY a winner? 'The Up And Comer' is a darkly funny, fast-paced thriller that raises serious questions about morality. Howard Roughan has written - much in the style of Bret Easton Ellis - a novel that takes flawed characters, throws them into the glitz and glamour of Manhattan, and chronicles just how far someone will go to get everything they want. 'The Up And Comer' is sure to be a bestseller, as well as one of the summer's most talked about books. Nick Gonnella

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