Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Best People: A Tale of Trial and Errors” by Marc Grossberg, Greenleaf Book Group Press, Oct. 8, 2019, for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Marc Grossberg, Author of “The Best People: A Tale of Trial and Errors has written an intriguing, entertaining, intense, dramatic, witty and captivating story. The Genres for this novel are Satire, Fiction, Legal Fiction, Legal Drama, and Humor. The story takes place in Houston Texas, and the timeline is in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes his colorful cast of dramatic characters as complex and complicated.
Paddy Moran is a former police officer from Brooklyn, who has just passed the bar and is ready to set up practicing law. One of the first people that Paddy helps is a fellow police officer who needs a divorce. Before long, word passes out that Paddy is the “guy” you should go to, especially if you need a divorce. I thought Paddy’s first time in court, was very witty. Paddy does have some ups and downs but is noticing the ” big-time law firms and the way the attorneys dress and act. Is it possible that Paddy is hungry for more at any cost?
Pilar Galt comes from humble roots and had lived in the Houston Barios. She is intelligent and beautiful and is having marital problems. Pilar needs a divorce from an abusive husband and has a young child to take care of. Paddy gives Pilar the name of a woman attorney who helps her with her divorce. While Pilar is working temporary jobs, she meets a very wealthy man.
I appreciate that Marc Grossberg writes about the differences in wealth and poverty, power struggles, betrayals, what is legal and what is not legal, and gray areas in the law. Who truly are the best people? Are they the ones who know how to beat the system, or are they the ones that follow the law? Will justice be served? Does justice concern what is right or wrong?
There are twists and turns, revenge, rewards, and consequences. The author describes the choices that the characters are offered, and what they choose. This is a witty and thought-provoking story. In many ways, it is a spoof on the political, and judicial system. I would highly recommend this entertaining and intense novel.