10-07-2013 10:24 PM
One of today's Featured New Releases is ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS, by debut author Ronald H. Balson. http://oncewewerebrothers.com/
Ronald H. Balson is an attorney practicing with the firm of Stone, Pogrund and Korey in Chicago. The demands of his trial practice have taken him into courts across the United States and into international venues. An adjunct professor of business law at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years, he now lectures on trial advocacy in federal trial bar courses. Travels to Warsaw and southern Poland in connection with a complex telecommunications case inspired this novel.
10-07-2013 10:26 PM
Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser, Ben Solomon, is convinced he is right. Solomon urges attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that Otto Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has he accused the right man?
Once We Were Brothers is the compelling tale of two boys and a family that struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. It is also the story of a young lawyer who must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self-doubts.
Two lives, two worlds and sixty years all on course to collide in a fast-paced legal thriller.
10-07-2013 10:27 PM
"The phenomenal triumph of lawyer-author John Grisham’s legal thrillers has spawned surprisingly few successful emulators; however, Chicago attorney Balson’s first novel, while featuring a young lawyer heroine, Catherine Lockhart, who sees her bar admission as a license to further justice, is no simple imitation of Grisham’s entertaining potboilers..., this novel is uplifting and moving, intelligently written and featuring historically accurate context and an unusual insight into human character and motivations. Highly recommended for all readers."
"Balson does a number of things superbly: he crafts a highly readable plotline and makes great use of the Chicago backdrop...many will enjoy this gripping novel for its narrative drive and its emotional storytelling."
10-07-2013 10:28 PM
Read an excerpt here: http://us.macmillan.com/BookCustomPage_New.aspx?is
This excerpt is provided courtesy of St Martin's Press/Macmillan