Pearl-Line, Inc., a first-class cosmetics company is about to be destroyed by mass lawsuits inspired by a mere 30-minute interview with a researcher who links one of the company's bestselling anti-wrinkle products to an autoimmune disease. Now, it seems as though everyone wanted a piece of Pearl-Line, Inc. Verdicts across the United States are devastating and even the best product liability defense lawyers find themselves outwitted. Then Pearl-Line, Inc. hires Jack Hatchet, who sets out to uncover the root cause of the problem and save the company. It is not long before jack and his team are submerged into a world of conspiracy, deceit, murder, and betrayal. With attacks on their lives, Jack must stay one step ahead of the vicious enemies if he will return to the courtroom to provide evidence.
Fans of legal thrillers will gulp down The Price of the Verdict by John Bae, an intelligently plotted tale with characters that are rock-solid and elaborately imagined. The author writes at the top of the game and builds a tension that grows in intensity through every page. A carefully crafted message in an interview creates a wave of hatred for a company and drives the company through painful lawsuits. The story structure is ingeniously handled: readers are introduced to a crisis that quickly gets out of control and a protagonist who must match wits with powerful enemies in order to expose murder, betrayal, and a dangerous conspiracy. The stellar prose — unsentimental and exquisitely tuned — augments the beauty of John Bae's literary creation. You'll enjoy the vivid explosion, the erudite dialogue, and the intriguing characters in this suspenseful thriller.