Abuse Of Process

Abuse Of Process

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by Billy P. Smith
     
 

Brandon Powell's driving force is to make a personal and financial comeback. Once a very successful entrepreneur, it was all but lost after a financially devastating divorce. His empire teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. He planned to accomplish a complete reversal of fortune with the aid of a longtime associate, a wealthy business tycoon, Nelson Powell, no

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Brandon Powell's driving force is to make a personal and financial comeback. Once a very successful entrepreneur, it was all but lost after a financially devastating divorce. His empire teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. He planned to accomplish a complete reversal of fortune with the aid of a longtime associate, a wealthy business tycoon, Nelson Powell, no relation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893162952
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Abuse Of Process 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abuse of Process is an exiting book to read. This story is a prime example of how greed and power in the hands of those who can manipulate the law and the court system can defeat the truth. This book is fun and easy to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Justice prevails in this captivating tale of legal intrigue and romance. Its hero endures financial ruin and personal trials and tribulations in his uphill battle against the powerful forces of evil politicians and legal corruption. A true triumph of character, this book is a 'must read' that yanks your heart strings and opens your eyes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one book that just gets better with each page! This author gets you so emotionally involved with the character that one feels every up and down of his trials and tribulations. I feel more educated about the legal process as a result of this book. One can only only hope and pray never to become entangled in such a situation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not much of a reader of novels but was on a recent business trip and bored. I like the title, book cover and summary. Ordered it and it was waiting when I returned home. Read it on a Sunday afternoon, could not put it down. First time I have taken a pro-active interest by taking the time to write a review. You will like this story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately this is a depiction of our system. I was able to related. A similar story to what really happened to me. This has to be a true story; you can't make this stuff up. Try this read. It is worth the effort and will hold your attention beginning right in the first chapter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a good book. It was one legal volley after another; the abuse seemed to never come to an end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW--what an opening chapter. I also like the way it ended. An easy read that I found interestsing. I suggest this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read...it reminds me alot of John Grisham's books. It definitely held my attention to the point that I couldn't put the book down! The ending is great...makes you glad to know that sometimes 'GOOD GUYS do finish first!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would appreciate readers comments on this book. I am nearing the completion of my second novel which continues by exposing misuses of the judicial system by attorneys. I would appreciate your comments on this book as well as suggestions that may be incorporated into future subject matter. Feel free to send comments and suggestions to my email address: Consultbps@aol.com Thanks Billy P. Smith
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abuse of Process is the saga of a businessman more sinned against than sinning, whose life, love and property is threatened by legal chicanery incarnate, the kind that's inevitable in a system designed and driven by a society of lawyers, who are, observed Jonathan Swift nearly 300 years ago, 'practiced almost from the cradle in defending falsehood.' Judges, it follows, are 'picked out of the most dexterous lawyers who are grown old or lazy.¿ Having been 'biased all their lives against truth and equity,' they lie under the 'fatal necessity of favoring favor fraud, perjury, and oppression.' Well, such is the climate for Billy P. Smith's new book, Abuse of Process. The setting is a moderately sized modern city in southwest Georgia, USA., where government from the White House down is infested with lawyers bred and trained in the art of proving for pay that 'white is black' and calling into question one-syllable conjugations of the verb I. Fueled by righteous indignation from his personal ruin, author Billy P. Smith strikes back with mighty pen and thinly disguised fiction against the jurisprudent bloodsuckers dressed in Armani suits who led him to the slaughter and made sure he didn't back out of the chute. To read Abuse of Process is join its author's fervid crusade to drive the powerfully corrupt from their legal intersanctum into the open air, where hissing and cursing like moldy vampires, they will disintegrate in the light of common day. Billy P. Smith is such a writer, an exorcist driving dripping pen into the hearts of the enemy who robbed him of fortune, family and reputation.--. O. Victor Miller, novelist, humorist, outdoor writer, associate professor of English (retired) Darton College
Guest More than 1 year ago
When reading Abuse of Process emotions one might experience, might be outrage and anger. ¿We have a diamond in the rough. The storyline is interesting and holds our attention. The legal jargon and plot is intriguing. The author¿s work is reminiscent of Michael Crichten¿s or John Grisham's work. The nature of the unusual lawsuit against a former business associate, could have been the first of its kind in the country; the inclusion of this case makes in the storyline not only believable given our social climate today, but also extremely intriguing.¿ The dialog seems real and is interesting. Dialog accounts for about 50% of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abuse of Process is a Roman a clef. Billy P. Smith is the slightly altered protagonist who faces a judicial system run amok. Mr. Smith didn't have to do much research to write this book. All he had to do was read his own notes from a harrowing, years-long descent into the bowels of the court system. 'Crooked lawyers' might seem to be a trite phrase, and certainly, Smith/Powell encounter numerous examples, but there are also plenty of good guys. Simple folk, really, who are disgusted with the cronyism and rapacity of the good 'ol boy network. Powell recognizes that only tenacity will work -- together with a big checkbook. He recognizes that the PTL Club (i.e. 'Pay the Lawyers') has become a very unfunny joke in South Georgia. In the end, he is vindicated, but how many others who lack his determination and resources fall victim? One can only hope this novel is a cookbook for reformers. Donald DeKieffer, Attorney & Author of How Lawyers Screw their Clients.