Will Nathan. Book of Business: A Novel of the Law (2006) 307 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “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 dollar penalty just after an entry-level employee helps a foreign government 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.”
Setting: San Francisco