In the Presence of Enemies

In the Presence of Enemies

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Following the death of her billionaire banker husband, Elizabeth is left with control of his bank and must stand alone against his bitter family and encroaching enemies

Blackwell North Amer
"Seldom does mystery thriller fiction ring as true as this lucid, emotionally demanding book," said Publishers Weekly of the best-selling Shadow of a Doubt (SMP, 1991). Now, in his final work, former federal judge and veteran author William J. Coughlin combines an insightful look into our legal system with this beautifully crafted thriller.
When billionaire banker Augustus Daren dies, a history of front-page scandal lives on with his controversial will. At the center of the conflict is his beautiful widow, Elizabeth, left with control of the bank and now accused by her rich and embittered stepchildren of holding Daren in her thrall after his severe stroke. Not only are billions at stake, but also the power to lead Daren's bank to dominate the international banking scene. Living in her remote northern Michigan estate, Elizabeth is as threatened by the ambition and greed of those who work for her as by her known enemies.
To Jake Martin, a partner at a prestigious Detroit law firm, the case appears watertight, and he has a videotape of the signing of the will as proof. But when the tape disappears and key witnesses begin changing their stories, Jake finds that his own future is on the line. Unrealized resources of strength and determination force him to continue - to fight not simply the opposition, but the growing attraction he senses between himself and Elizabeth. As the court date approaches, Jake's position becomes increasingly isolated as Elizabeth's enemies become his own.
In the Presence of Enemies is an authentic and powerful legal drama written by a courtroom expert, with twists and surprises right up to its stunning conclusion.

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Following the death of her billionaire banker husband, Elizabeth is left with control of his bank and must stand alone against his bitter family and encroaching enemies. By the author of Shadow of a Doubt. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312088187
0312088183
Branch Call Number: M COU
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 25 cm.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 06, 2009

Author William J. Coughlin is a former federal judge.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 06, 2009

When a billionaire banker dies his will is contested. Attorney Jake Martin becomes romantically involved with the widow he represents.

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