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Beach Road
Beach Road
Author: James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
Welcome to Beach Road — Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His principal clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and megacelebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll. — EXPENSIVE — Then a friend of Tom's is arrested for a triple murde...  more »
ISBN: 38610
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 310
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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great read, keeps you going until the end and the change is shocking truth.
Inside cover:Welcome to Beach Road Tom Dunleavy has a one-man (and dog) law firm in the richest resort town in America--the legendary East Hampton, summer home to billionaires and megacelebrities. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients come from the year-rounders he grew up with, the people who make a living serving the rich. The movie moguls, models, and corporate honchos who swarm the beached every summer alreday have lawyers on their payroll.
Then an old friend of Tom's, a local star athlete, is arrrested for triple homicide on the beach near a movie star's mansion. Tom know in his gut that Dante Halleywille is innocent. Dante asks Tom to represent him in what could be the new Trial of the Century, and for the time Tom is on the spot and in the public eye. Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help fight the case. She's a tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend, and she's seen him at his worst-but she comes back. All the two have to do is discover who really executed three locals and why they went to such incredible lenghts to set up Dante as the killer. Evan as Tom wonders whether he can ever get Kate to forgive him for his past sins, the case takes on astonighing dimensions, revealing a world of illegal pleasures, revenge and fear among the superrich. With the nations eyes on him, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to lure the real killer out of hiding-and what emerges is staggering. No one could imagine a killer this ruthless.


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