Bob Harris & Matt Flannery
Tue., June 4
A Patent Lie (eBook)
A gripping inside look at high-stakes lawyering, A Patent Lie is further evidence that Paul Goldstein is an emerging master of the legal thriller.After being forced from his high-powered Manhattan law firm, Michael Seeley—the tough-but-wounded hero of Errors and Omissions—has set up shop in his native Buffalo. Partly out of need, partly out of pride, Seeley takes on a case for his estranged brother, whose small biotech firm is suing a Swiss pharmaceutical giant over a controversial new AIDS vaccine. Seeley heads out to Silicon Valley to lead the case, but soon realizes there is much more at stake than he was first led to believe. As certain partnerships come to light, and financial gains become staggeringly clear, Seeley's own life may be in grave danger.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
PAUL GOLDSTEIN is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on intellectual property law. He is regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America and testifies before congressional committees and international government meetings on intellectual property issues. A Patent Lie is the sequel to his first novel, Errors and Omissions. A New York native, he now lives outside San Francisco.
Praise for A Patent Lie…
PRAISE FOR ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
“Memorable [and] pleasurable . . . Goldstein displays the keen eye and sure hand of a gifted writer.” —Wall Street Journal
“A compelling yarn and a fascinating glimpse at one of the more notorious chapters in Hollywood history.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s difficult to convey the mounting excitement with which I turned the pages . . . the writing [is] masterful, not one wasted word . . . A terrific read.”
“[S]pins out a fresh, sharp-witted drama about Hollywood’s blacklist . . . Goldstein, who does a fine job of breaking down complicated moral, ethical and historical issues to understandable nuggets, has laid the foundation for what could be a strong franchise.”
“Compares favorably with the best legal thrillers of the likes of John Grisham . . . [Errors and Omissions] qualifies Goldstein for a high position among recent crime fiction.”—Political Affairs