The Conciliators

The Conciliators

by James J. Kaufman

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The Conciliators by James J. Kaufman

It all started with a blind promise – now Preston Wilson faces a dilemma that will ultimately destroy him or define him.

In The Collectibles, Book one of The Collectibles Trilogy, Kaufman delivers the gripping and unforgettable story of Joe Hart and Preston Wilson, two strong men from different worlds – one touched by tragedy, the other by greed – brought together by a promise that changes six lives forever.

In The Concealers, Book Two of the trilogy, Kaufman’s readers meet Katherine Kelly, a budding journalist driven to find the truth. As she investigates bank fraud in Long Island, she discovers the identity of her father, only to learn that he is being drawn into her investigation. Too soon, she learns the agony and price of the truth she seeks.

In The Conciliators, the conclusion of The Collectibles Trilogy, Preston Wilson’s life is once again imploding – this time as headline news, bylined by Katherine Kelly. Under fire thanks to the financial shenanigans of a longtime friend, the CEO finds himself in trouble with the FBI, the Russian mafia, and his creditors. If he doesn’t come up with a plan – and quickly – he could lose everything and find himself, his wife, and his shareholders in prison. Inspired by Joe Hart’s life lessons, Preston sets a new course, vowing to fight for what matters most: his family, his friends, and the Collectibles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989757133
Publisher: Downstream Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Series: The Conciliators, Book 3 of The Collectibles Series , #3
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 845,414
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

James J. Kaufman is the bestselling, award-winning author of The Collectibles, Book I of The Collectibles Trilogy, The Concealers, Book II of the Trilogy, and now — to be released September 8, 2015 — The Conciliators, Book III of the Trilogy. In writing the acclaimed Collectibles series, Mr. Kaufman has drawn heavily from his experiences in law, dealings in the business world, and his interactions with people from widely different backgrounds. Kaufman is an attorney, former judge, and business man —CEO of The Kaufman Group, Ltd. and former Chairman of the Board of Imaging the World. He is also a proud member of the Cape Fear Club, the New York City Union League Club, and the esteemed Players, Gramercy Park, New York City. He lives with his wife in Wilmington, NC.

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Linda1TW More than 1 year ago
Once again Preston Wilson finds himself in financial difficulties, this time accented with legal trouble. The Conciliators reintroduces us, not only to Katherine Kelly, his new found daughter, but also brings back some of Joe Harts collectables in a story that concludes this trilogy dramatically. Katherine’s own career and family issues play out in this story as she continues to forge a bond with her father. Together, Preston and Katherine give support to each other throughout the drama in this captivating story, while Joe Hart’s collectables, now Preston’s good friends, come to their aid. It is this prevalent thread of humanity that makes the characters in the Conciliators so memorable; a humanity the reader first encounters from Joe Hart in the “Collectables.” The Conciliators will leave the reader with a hopeful and optimistic outlook towards our society today. An excellent story.
TarHeelRF More than 1 year ago
After enjoying the first two books in James Kaufman’s trilogy “The Collectibles” I could not wait to read the third and final one, “The Conciliators”. I was always eager to see what was around the next corner and I was never disappointed. This series of novels kept my attention by touching all of my emotions yet ends on a very positive note. It is filled with unique characters, all tied together by one Joe Hart. Joe was the common thread that touched the hearts of everyone whose path he crossed. He helped all of these people in many ways, but perhaps most importantly he showed them how to live life to the fullest, even after his own ended. James Kaufman is a writer’s writer. The smooth flow of his words and the story are masterful. The moral message is profound. Just like the first two books in this series, once I started reading, I could not put it down. I cannot wait to see what Kaufman’s next project entails.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading The Conciliators, and loved it! It’s a completely well-crafted narrative about the choices we make in life, the people we encounter and befriend, and what's really important at the end of the day. The richness of the writing, and the development of the characters, make a reader want to proceed slowly, and savor each chapter. Even though this is the third in a trilogy, it is a satisfying read on its own, as well as the perfect culmination of the series. May each of us be fortunate enough to know a Joe Hart in our lifetime! I highly recommend The Conciliators.
Stan46 More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading Jim Kaufman’s third and final book of the Collectors’ trilogy The Conciliators. Once again Kaufman has demonstrated his greatness as a storyteller but I believe his ability to robustly develop the depth of his characters sets him apart from all of the contemporary authors writing today. As he artfully explores the humanity of his many characters I find my own humanity percolating to the surface for contemplation. This is truly Kaufman’s gift to his readers. His willingness to share his soul and spirit with us is extraordinary and I fervently hope he continues to write and celebrate the human condition.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
James Kaufman’s final novel in his Collectibles trilogy, The Conciliators is a wild rollercoaster ride with unexpected plot twists, a fabulous page turning mix of family and crime drama. Using impeccable grammar the complex tale is told with a dialogue that perfectly reflects each of his complicated and multi faceted stars and co-stars both good and bad. His “thinking man’s” narrative brilliantly communicates his perplexingly elaborate storyline. And the timely tuck in of his humor lightens a sometimes very intense tale. It was gratifying to watch the metamorphosis of his main protagonist into a better man. Listening to his message that we are not an island, and that friends come in surprisingly different packaging, plus doing the right thing is the right thing to do. I have loved each one of the novels and can’t wait to see where this author takes me next. Preston Wilson once again finds himself and his company, Wilson Holdings in dire straights. This time because of a friend he hired, having if not illegal then definitely unethical dealings with the business’s bank who is also under indictment and being investigated by the FBI for federal crimes and perhaps implicated in international conspiracies. And even though Preston’s done nothing wrong the whole debacle could bring he and his luxury car conglomerate down by association. Unfortunately Katherine Kelly, Preston’s long lost daughter is the one who broke the story while working as an investigative reporter for a newspaper and she’s hoping this won’t affect the brand new relationship she and her father have formed. Some good news is that Preston has called on one of his former mentor’s associates who is probably the only person he knows that’s good enough to get him out of this nasty mess. And maybe reconnecting with some of his Collectibles, the group his mentor asked him to look after, is what he needs to put him in the right frame of mind.