Ground Truth

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Practicing law has never been so deadly. Hotshot Stanford law professor Jack Strider is speeding along the fast track to serve on the Supreme Court until a bullet and a nasty, front-page family scandal shatter that ambition. After he's unjustly fired from the law school faculty, a powerhouse law firm run by a former Secretary of State offers Jack a job and a chance for redemption. His first assignment: Do whatever it takes to defend a sleazy corporate client in Juarez, Mexico, the "Murder Capital of the World." ...
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Practicing law has never been so deadly. Hotshot Stanford law professor Jack Strider is speeding along the fast track to serve on the Supreme Court until a bullet and a nasty, front-page family scandal shatter that ambition. After he's unjustly fired from the law school faculty, a powerhouse law firm run by a former Secretary of State offers Jack a job and a chance for redemption. His first assignment: Do whatever it takes to defend a sleazy corporate client in Juarez, Mexico, the "Murder Capital of the World." Soon, Jack realizes that if he can't stop his client, millions of people on both sides of the border will be poisoned. Plunged into the violence of the Texas-Mexican borderlands, Jack discovers that he can trust no one, not even the law firm he works for, so when attorney Debra Vanderberg is sent to assist Jack, he doesn't know whether she's an ally or a spy. He has no choice but to trust her and pray he isn't wrong. Racing against the clock and dodging bullets, Jack and Debra uncover corporate greed and political corruption that lead all the way from a sacred cave in the Mexican mountains to the Oval Office. When the President of the United States refuses to stop the impending catastrophes, Jack risks everything,
including his life. But can he learn the "ground truth" fast enough to save the millions destined to die?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610260961
  • Publisher: BelleBooks
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    Take corporate skullduggery, high-level political malfeasance an

    Take corporate skullduggery, high-level political malfeasance and corrupt lawyers as believable as today’s business-page headlines. Mix in shenanigans with toxic waste, a looming eco-emergency, a canny protagonist with a to-die-for partner (especially if you’re a male reader), great pacing and gritty action along the Mexican Borderlands, and you have a must-read-now package. Let’s hope we see Jack Strider and Debra Vanderberg again, soon, for a second instalment

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    This is a white-knuckle, grip-the-wheel-and-hang-on thriller! J

    This is a white-knuckle, grip-the-wheel-and-hang-on thriller! Jack Strider is an ambitious law professor at Stanford with dreams of someday serving on the Supreme Court. But disaster has a strange way of changing one’s priorities in life. A family tragedy turns into scandal, and Jack quickly finds not only his dreams gone, but his Stanford job as well. An offer made by a powerhouse law firm seems to be Jack’s only remaining shot at redemption, and he’s quickly assigned to defend a client in Juarez, Mexico. The only trouble is . . . the client is knee-deep in corruption. But that’s the least of it. The more Jack investigates, the more dirt he uncovers on his client, and Jack must decide between his conscience and his desire to hang on to his job. Murder, greed, corruption, and shady deals abound, and when attorney Debra Vanderberg is sent to assist Jack, he must decide if she’s really been spent to help him or spy on him. As Jack, Debra, and pilot-for-hire Gano LeMoyne travel the deadly Texas-Mexican borderlands in search of the truth, they dodge fists, bullets, assassins, and betrayals. The stakes are high, and the level of non-stop action is just as high. And above all the excitement and suspense looms the ghost of Jack’s father. Will Jack succumb to the family “weakness” or succeed where his father failed?

    This mystery is the best I’ve read in a long, long time. It’s called an “eco-thriller” but don’t let that deter you. It’s a “whodunit” with plenty of suspense and a touch of romance. The book is well-written, and the exotic locations are drawn with detail and accuracy. Jack and Debra are compelling lead characters, and Gano provides a welcome dash of humor. Author Rob Sangster has practiced law himself and has traveled to more than 100 countries, and his expertise really shows in every detail of this book. I hear there’s a sequel in the works, and I can’t wait to read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Rob Sangster's new book Ground Truth is a compelling page-turne


    Rob Sangster's new book Ground Truth is a compelling page-turner that takes you deep into a sinister world of reckless greed and environmental threat that is all too believable. Once I started I could hardly put it down. The action moves right along with not a wasted word. It's a lot of fun, and you'll come away with a new perspective on some of the most important issues of our time.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    In Ground Truth, Rob Sangster creates characters who will remain

    In Ground Truth, Rob Sangster creates characters who will remain iwth the reader long after the last page is turned in this thrilling, fast-paced and contemporary adventure. But Ground Truth is not just a commercial page-turner: it is a prophetic indictment of corporate greed, self-serving politicians and narcissistic play-makers. Sangster weaves an intricate tale that leads the reader to ponder the morals of corporate and political America, and invites the reader to contemplate his or her own "ground truths."

    The journey that Jack Strider travels from his silver-spooned upbringing among the rich and politically entrenched Stanford collegiate world to the third world poverty of Anapra is a journey that reveals the metamomrphosis each of us, individually, must endure to ensure an America that will remain the bastion of freedom and economic opportunity for which it is renowned. Jack's transformation is one that the reader will not soon forget and one that will demand more and more from Mr. Sangster as we await the next installment in the lives of the characters that have been so expertly devised. Where will Jack's Ground Truth lead him next and what is in store for the enigmatic Gano...what is his Ground Truth? What is yours?

    This novel is a must-read for its in-depth characterizations, its vivid portrayal of third-world places seldom visited and its white-knuckled ride of suspense and intrigue.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    By the time you are halfway through this book, you will not want

    By the time you are halfway through this book, you will not want to put it down. Get copies for your friends and family so they will understand your absence while you read. The story keeps going, with one turn after another. Even after the last page, it was hard to leave the fully-imagined characters and not follow them immediately into their next adventure. The action is well-paced and interesting. The relationships between the characters develop in a believable way. The sensory imagery will make you check your passport to see whether you have been to Mexico, because the sights and smells are in your head.

    So when does the second Jack Strider novel come out?

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