True crime (sort of). A woman is dead after a minor accident, and her husband sues Ford for faulty air bag. But as the court discovery proceeds, the lawyer finds that she may have been strangled prior to the accident, and the crash staged as a cover up. Based on a true story. Kind of dry and a lot of jargon, but interesting.
The most unusual true crime I've ever read. A man's pregnant wife is killed in a minor car accident. He receives $400,000. in insurance money.
Later, he decides to sue Ford Motor Company, claiming the air bag caused the death.
The bulk of the book is the investigations done by the opposing sides and all the legal wranglings. Ford finally catches the man in serious lies (the amount of insurance, an ongoing affair) and accuses him of strangling his wife.
Those who do not like tedious courtroom stuff will not like this; I did. Also, the story does not come to a definite conclusion. I saw it coming and was fine with it, but it may drive some readers crazy.
I really enjoyed this book. I live in the area and relate to the places and remember reading about this case in the papers. YOu won't be sorry if you read this.
No one in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, was surprised when Eric Thomas, a popular young doctor, sued the Ford Motor Company for the wrongful death of his pregnant wife, Tracy after a minor accident involving their powerful Explorer. Backed by the medical examiner's findings, the lawsuit claimed that the Explorer's Airbag inflated improperly, causing injuries that resulted in Tracy's suffication.
But this seemingly simple product-liability case soon evolved into something far darker and more complex.
This book has got to be the most BORING book I have ever read! There is so much repeat....and repeat...and repeat expert testimony that it just drags on and on. And at the end of the book, it was all for nothing! It is definitely a page-skipper! I would like the credit for the book but I have to say I DO NOT recommend it!