The Washington Lawyer

The Washington Lawyer

by Allan Topol


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ISBN-13: 9781590792667
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,304,933
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Allan Topol is the national bestselling author of nine novels of international intrigue, including Spy Dance. His novels have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Hebrew. He is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, who majored in chemistry, abandoned science, and obtained a law degree from Yale University. A partner in a major Washington law firm, and an avid wine collector, he has traveled extensively, researching dramatic locations for his novels.

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Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
This review is based on a free copy received from the author’s publicist by represents my own opinion. When I saw the title of this book I thought it would be another run of the mill tale of Washington politics and corruption but was totally wrong. The book reeled me in from the start and never let go. It is so well written that the reader can actually believe this to be a real story that could appear on an episode of 48 Hours. Vanessa Boyd is a former super model, now working for a Senator (Jasper), who she is also having an affair with. The two are on a secret vacation in a Caribbean Island and Vanessa is determined to get Jasper to marry her. He says he can’t because of his wife and family and the upcoming election. She then lets him know that she recorded to a CD a very embarrassing conversation that Jasper had with a Chinese Official that she will make public if he doesn’t marry her. Jasper grudgingly agrees to her demands and shortly after Vanessa drowns. Jasper calls his friend in the state, a powerful Washington attorney Andrew Martin and asks for a “favor.” He tells Martin what happened and asks if Martin can arrange for Vanessa’s body be moved and all traces of Jasper’s presence be removed from the scene so nobody would know that he was involved. Martin agrees and calls his connection at the island to “fix” things. He has immediate regrets to having agreed with Jasper and realizes he should have contacted the authorities. Now it is too late because Martin is up for a Supreme Court justice position and if this situation came to light he would lose that opportunity, so he sticks to what he told Jasper. Vanessa’s twin sister (Allison) is working on an Archeological dig in Israel when she gets the call that her sister drowned. Allison immediately flies back to the states to find out exactly what happened to Vanessa. She does not believe the story she is told one bit and is determined to know the truth. As Allison is relentless in her pursuit of what happened, Jasper works with his Chinese connection to keep her in the dark and also to locate the CD that Vanessa had made. The author does an excellent job of giving the reader insights into the motives of all the characters and makes them all interesting. We learn that Allison has tenacity having played injured on an Olympic team and scoring a goal that helped clinch a bronze medal. The Chinese agent that is trying to thwart Allison’s efforts is not really a bad guy but is forced to do what he does or his family will be killed. I highly recommend this one and look forward to more works by this author.
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