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The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

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"This compelling legal drama, social satire, and satisfying, cautionary tale will remind you why you love to read."
—Dallas Jewish Monthly

The Best People pushes the buttons of legal process and personal lives in a way that will delight fans of courtroom procedurals.
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Paddy Moran, a former cop/>—Dallas
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Greenleaf Book Group Press
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    Norm Goldman
    Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: bookpleasures
    Every profession has its share of "rotten apples," and the world of lawyers is certainly not immune. These are characters that may not precisely cross the line of unlawfulness, nonetheless, they think very little of committing shady acts that are unethical. Lying, bullying, and manipulation become their method of operation. Every so often, however, they venture too far, and the consequences are catastrophic and devastating.

    Marc Grossberg sets his debut novel, The Best People: A Tale
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    Reads a Latte Thrillers
    Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book was completely addicting and tells the tale of one man’s journey from the bottom of Houston’s social scene, to the very top of the “Best People.” Paddy, a Brooklyn-born former police officer with Houston PD, finishes law school and begins to take on his first cases. With humble office space and zero clients, he makes his mark helping former cops with divorces and personal injury cases. As the favorable settlements begin to accumulate, Paddy acquires higher profile clients and a place a ...more
    angelareadsbooks
    Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
    The Best People by Marc Grossberg was a fascinating book about high society Houston. If you like drama and cultural commentary this book is for you. If you are a fan of the tv show Suits, there were many parallels.

    The Best People follows the story of Paddy Moran, a cop turned high powered divorce lawyer. And Pilar Galt, a woman seek a divorce who later ends up marrying into major money. Both Paddy and Pilar have moved up the social ladder, but with that comes great opportunity to fall. Will the
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    Lucy
    Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book is a page turner. The main character, Paddy Moran, is a guy you'd love to hate. Having Paddy for a friend is like holding a lit firecracker, you know something is going to happen and it probably isn't going to be good. The story has many twists and is filled with interesting and colorful characters. I enjoyed all the references to the landmarks and culture of Houston. The ending was very satisfying. Paddy sums up the story and his character when he says, "I had a good run. I made some ...more
    Paul
    Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    An interesting and well-executed premise. This is probably one of the better mysteries I've this year. It kept me engaged with plot twists, great characters, and good dialog (a few funny parts as well). Recommended. 4.5 stars.

    I really appreciate the advanced copy for review!!
    Sandra Burns
    Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A very interesting read.

    Former cop, now lawyer, opens up a firm. He gets a formerly rich kid, to be his partner. They handle family law; i.e. divorces of the rich and famous. They get in over their heads, forget the ethics. All sorts of consequences happen as a result.
    Linda (My Reading Chronicles)
    Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I don’t think I’ve ever used the word tantalizing but there’s always a first time for everything. This book was tantalizing! So much going on! The greed and ambition in this book was addicting. Sort of like watching an American Greed episode. I can’t say I loved Paddy because let’s face it, he wasn’t a great moral character but it was impossible not to root for him. I enjoyed seeing as he climbed the social ladder and was hooked on the drama. Pillar was another character who was featured, but I ...more
    Linda Zagon
    Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Marc Grossberg, Author of "The Best People:  A Tale of Trial and Errors has written an intriguing, entertaining, intense, dramatic, witty and captivating story. The Genres for this novel are Satire, Fiction, Legal Fiction, Legal Drama, and Humor. The story takes place in Houston Texas, and the timeline is in the author's present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes his colorful cast of dramatic characters as complex and complicated.

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    bookishwithwine
    Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I liked Paddy at first. Even though he was starting at the bottom of the ladder, he still had his ethics. He knew right vs wrong. He helped his fellow police officers with divorce and personal injury cases, but it wasn’t enough. Small time cases are not going to help him climb that ladder. Paddy is ambitious and he knows he will eventually rise, but he wants to rise faster!

    That quickly changed as soon as he wins a few high profile cases. One of those high profile clients is in with t
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    Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    To say this book is addicting is an understatement! Your introduced to Paddy whose from Brooklyn but is a former Houston police officer . He just finished law school and is just beginning to take on some clients. Former cops with divorces and personal injury cases. As he begins to win some cases he gets the opportunity to take some higher profile cases and getting a taste of the Houston Social Scene. In the alternating story line you meet Pillar whose desperate to leave her abusive relationship ...more
    Reeca Elliott
    Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: blog-tours, book
    Paddy is just starting out as a lawyer in Houston. He is struggling to make ends meet. Then he lucks up on his first case, which just so happens, leads to his second case. And so on and so forth. As things start to change for the better so does Paddy's attitude. He tends to get more greedy and more competitive. Paddy is such a great character. He is hardworking and has a strong ambition. He starts out as the underdog. As a reader, you want him to succeed and keep it that way. But when things sta ...more
    David Morgan
    Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    In this captivating novel we have Paddy Moran, an ex-cop turned newly licensed divorce lawyer and Pilar Galt, a woman from humble beginnings in need of a divorce from an abusive husband. With a diverse cast of supporting characters, all wonderfully developed, we follow the highs and lows of Paddy and Pilar's journey to become part of the crowd known as The Best People. It's primarily a tale of morality and the consequences from the choices they make navigating in the world of the rich and famous ...more
    Mark Zeidman
    I found the book interesting and a fair amount of observation and commentary about life in Houston rang true. But a few things bothered me a lot, notably the "unrebuttable" presumption of fatherhood during marriage, a fairly key plot point, which is not a thing, in Texas or anywhere else I have heard of. It made me question a lot of the other legal points. I also thought there were just too many characters and plots spinning around without a great deal of development. I did not really like any o ...more
    Edna
    Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
    I am going to have to be honest. This was not a best read. It was just a mess. I know Houston, 10 miles away, and pretty far away from H Town. Just could not really make myself like it.
    Thank you, NetGalley for the advance copy to review.
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    Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    Marc Grossberg is an observer and a listener. He has a passion for his family, friends and clients, and for books that entertain and provoke him. He has practiced law in his native Houston for over fifty years. Somehow he overcame being a Board Certified tax lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America© to write The Best People. Marc is a proud product of the Houston public schools, the Universit ...more
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