This is a terrific David and Goliath courtroom drama that kept me on the edge of my seat. (What is more exciting than seeing if a big pharma company can be beaten by a lawyer, a teacher and some kids still in law school?) But it is also a story about how money and power can corrupt the individual and poses the question: Is there some way back from there, or will it be too difficult to resist the temptation of the big bucks?
As we journey through the process of the decision to litigate what seems an unwinnable case with Matt Daly, we wonder if in sacrificing everything he thought he wanted, he can find himself and gain a renewed respect for his family which he seemed to have lost long ago. Or will this be just a platform to assuage his feelings of guilt?
While the twist at the end seemed a bit contrived to me, it still left me wondering and provided another layer of complexity to the characters. The ending line says it all, "Of course, everything is hypothetical."
Acknowledgement: I was provided with an advance copy of the book thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher