The firm chairman wants to be Attorney General.
Only one can win.
Sweeny, Owens & Boyle sits at the top of Wall Street law firms. Brilliant and beautiful, Maggie Mahoney became a partner and the trophy wife of its managing attorney. Her husband’s death renders Maggie an outsider with the firm’s male establishment and creates a power vacuum.
Obsessed with his dream of becoming the next Attorney General, firm chairman, Andy Anderson, chooses a surprising replacement: Jack Slattery, a reputed sexist. Jack’s background hardly qualifies him for such a prominent position. Maggie suspects Jack has something on Andy, but what is it?
Andy’s ambition drives him to desperate measures. With proof of misconduct in hand, Maggie demands justice, but it comes at a high price.
If ambition rules, can justice prevail?
Today she is a full-time writer who advocates for women’s rights. Her work has appeared in Jezebel, Women’s Media Center, Fem2pt0, Ms. JD, The Girls Guide to Law School and Role/Reboot. She tweets about these issues as @womnsrightswrtr. Her website, womensrightswriter.com, includes her blog as well as women’s rights resources and volunteer opportunities. She lives in a utopian community in the Midwest with her husband, dogs and innumerable squirrels.
- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: Two XX Press (March 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984990178
- ISBN-13: 978-0984990177
This isn’t my usual type of book, but I was hooked by the first chapter. Each chapter was even more compelling, even though parts of it horrified me. Jack is just the type of evil villain that your mother probably warned you about. Maggie is someone that our daughters should emulate and strive towards. I am so glad that the explosion of young adult books are bringing subjects like this to the forefront and teaching girls not to stand by or down to abuse. I have to admit parts of this book were difficult to read and I hope that the objectification of women will soon be a thing of the past. After reading Bond Girl by Erin Duffy (review here) which is a thinly veiled memoir of life in the pretty much male dominated world of finance, you can believe that a story like this could happen in a law firm.