Clean hands : a novel [electronic resource] / Patrick Hoffman.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9780802129543 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0802129544 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Grove Atlantic, 2020.
- Distributor: Made available through hoopla
|Restrictions on Access Note:||
Digital content provided by hoopla.
A scorching thriller from the author of The White Van and Every Man a Menace. Corporate lawyer Elizabeth Carlyle is under a lot of pressure. Her prestigious New York law firm is working on the most high-stakes case in company history defending a prominent bank. When Elizabeth gets the news that one of her junior associates has lost his phone-and the secret documents that were on it-she needs help. Badly. Enter ex-CIA officer Valencia Walker, a high-priced fixer who gets called in when governments, corporations, and plutocrats need their problems solved discretely. But things get complicated when the missing phone is retrieved: somebody has already copied the documents, and now they're blackmailing the firm. When the situation gets murkier still-hinting that darker forces may be churning below the surface-Elizabeth and Valencia must maneuver and outmaneuver whomever is behind this and, most importantly, keep their hands clean. This is a world of private security, private diplomacy, and private justice. A sharply drawn cast of characters-dirty lawyers, black-market traders, Russian criminals, and extrajudicial actors-all take part in this breakneck tour through New York. Authentic, tense, and impossible to put down, Clean Hands gives a vivid look at the connections between corporation, government, and underworld.
|System Details Note:||
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Search for related items by subject