The Holding Company

The Holding Company

by David Crump

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Overview

The Holding Company by David Crump

What could have driven billionaire industrialist Warburton Powers to shoot himself, his wife, and his infant son? Robert Herrick, a lawyer and close friend of the Powers family, investigates the tragedy against his better judgment and finds himself dragged deeper and deeper into the mass of tentacles that is the holding company. Opposing lawyer Jimmy Coleman is a ruthless ex-streetfighter who heads an army of litigation associates at the mega-firm of Booker & Bayne. At every turn, Herrick's quest is confronted by the holding company as it exercises its worldwide powers and connections at all levels of the government to bury the terrible secret behind the death of the Powers family.

Author David Crump introduces hyper-realism and entertaining legal and corporate background to the procedural and suspense genre. The novel features Switzerland, New York, Iraq before the wars, Houston, and Washington, D.C. in this intricate and absorbing courtroom drama. Newly available in a quality digital format, this book is the sequel to the acclaimed novel CONFLICT OF INTEREST (also available in NOOKBook format from Quid Pro Books).

Praise for THE HOLDING COMPANY:

". . . Mixes realism and drama in just the right measure—it makes your pulse race! The action leaps off the page, and I recommend it whether you're a lawyer at heart or not."
— Paul F. Rothstein
Legal Commentator for CNN, NBC, and MSNBC

"This is a writer who knows how it happens in the courtroom, and he can turn out a thriller!"
— Judge Terry Ney
Virginia Bar Association, Past President

"Anyone who wants to discover why fear is the constant companion of every trial lawyer should read The Holding Company."
— T. Gerald Treece
CBS Affiliate KHOU-TV, Legal Commentator

"Crump does it again! Deadly secrets are revealed in a 3-D drama that races to the courtroom equivalent of a Barnum and Bailey grand finale. Don't miss this one!"
— Bill Balleza
KRPC Channel 2 (NBC-TV), News Anchor

"The Holding Company is that rare example of good reading and legal accuracy. . . . places the reader right in the middle of the action!
— Richard Alderman
ABC Affiliate KTRK, Legal Commentator

"When The Holding Company grabs you, it won't let go!"
— D. Hull Youngblood
Texas State Bar, Past Chairman of the Board

"Crump writes about lawyering, the courts, and the big companies that manipulate both. And he does it with scary credibility."
— Pam Fleischaker
Oklahoma Gazette

"If HDTV is the breakthrough technology in television, David Crump must be the prototype of HDW (high definition writing). . . . The Holding Company virtually places the reader in the courtroom."
— Doris Childress
PBS Affiliate KUHT, Anchor-Producer

“. . . Full of suspense and behind-the-scenes courtroom action!"
— Andrew S. Hanen
Houston Bar Association, President

". . . Crump knows the law, but that's not all. His sports scenes are . . . absolutely authentic too."
— Wes Parker
Los Angeles Dodgers, former First Baseman with Six Gold Glove Awards

". . . Well-planned, suspenseful, and a very good read! The author knows his subject well."
— David Beck
State Bar of Texas, President Richard Alderman
ABC Affiliate KTRK, Legal Commentator

"When The Holding Company grabs you, it won't let go!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610279987
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 568 KB

About the Author

David Crump is a senior professor of law at the University of Houston and the author of numerous law textbooks as well as books of poetry, legal fiction, and a modern, lively version of Virgil’s Aeneid called "The Aeneid: Virgil's Greatest Hits."

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