Book of Business: A Novel of the Law

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Philadelphian Press Inc., 2006 - Law firms - 307 pages
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It's the summer of 1994, and Gus Bondoc is going under. One of the best civil-defense lawyers in San Francisco, he's survived by sheer cunning and strict control. But when everything goes wrong at once - when a jury hits his biggest client with a $12 million penalty just after an entry-level employee helps a foreign gorernment wrest $16 million from the most dangerous man he's ever worked for and then sets out to seduce him - Bondoc falls back on his worst instincts and the wrong people. With his business and his life at risk, with plenty of enemies and few friends, he begins the grim process of preserving himself at all costs. A raw portrait of the dark side of high-stakes civil-law practice, Book of Business is a frightening lool at a shadowy world that many imagine but only true insiders ever see.
 

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Contents

San Francisco Early Afternoon August 16 1994
1
New York City August 17 1994
7
JanuaryJune 1994
15
San Francisco August 1719 1994
27
Richmond California JuneJuly 1994
39
Superior Court in and for the City and County of San Francisco Afternoon August 15 1994
49
Huntington Hotel San Francisco Evening August 15 1994
53
Richmond California Late Evening August 16 1994
55
Far Rockaway Queens Haiti The Bronx August 1995
197
New York San Francisco September 1995
201
San Francisco October 1995March 1996
207
State Bar Court San Francisco June 35 1996
215
Concordia Argonaut Club San Francisco Early Afternoon June 10 1996
223
Bondoc Firm Law Offices San Francisco MidMorning June 13 1996
225
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division Early Morning June 16 1996
229
New York San Francisco June 1996
231

AugustOctober 1994
57
The Bronx New York City September 7 1994
65
San Francisco Novato September 22 1994
69
San Francisco Novato October 18 1994
75
San Francisco Berkeley October 21 1994
83
November 1994March 1995
89
San Francisco April 17 1995
103
San Francisco MorningEarly Afternoon April 18 1995
111
San Francisco Early Evening April 18 1995
117
Fishermans Wharf San Francisco April 21 1995
123
San Francisco April 2427 1995
127
New York City April 28 1995
135
San Francisco New York City and The Bronx May 1995
141
Far Rockaway Queens New York City Morning Afternoon Evening May 1 1995
149
San Francisco Afternoon and Evening May 23 1995
151
New York City The Bronx June 1995
161
San Francisco New York City July 1995
183
State Bar Court San Francisco July 12 1996
239
Far Rockaway Queens Top of the Mark San Francisco October 1996
243
Superior Court in and for the City and County of San Francisco Late Afternoon Early Evening October 22 1996
249
Superior Court County of Alameda MidMorning October 31 1996
259
Berkeley California MidAfternoon October 31 1996
261
St Andrews Plaza New York Morning April 11 1997
265
State Bar Court Review Department San Francisco Morning July 7 1997
269
California Supreme Court San Francisco Morning October 14 1997
273
Kuwait City Kuwait December 1011 1997
279
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division July 1516 1998
283
Europe 20032005
291
Index of Law Firms and Individual Players
293
Afterword
301
Acknowledgements
303
Additional Comments Regarding Use of Hyperbole
305
About the Author
307
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