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THE WEIGHT

Lawyers, Lies, Corruption, Money, and Murder!  A father-daughter legal team scheme to keep their fortunes and law licenses, while Texas Matters Magazine and one of its young journalists frantically fight for their survival battling a “bet-the-company” libel case.

Prominent Fort Worth attorney Jace Forman is retained to defend a young reporter named Leah Rosen, against a lawsuit lodged by Cal Connors, a flamboyant plaintiff lawyer.  Connors contends he has been maliciously defamed in an article written by Ms. Rosen entitled Texas Justice Gone Wrong.  The article exposes a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Connors on the Texas jury system and catches the eye of the US Attorney who launches a full-scale criminal investigation into Connors’ conduct.  During the investigation, it is revealed that Connors’ law partner and daughter Christine entered into an illegal settlement with an insurance claims adjustor, who subsequently fled the country and was later found dead in a luxury villa in the French Riviera.  Cornered and desperate, Connors and his daughter go on a scorched-earth offensive, taking the reader on a riveting ride through gruesome murders, a lurid kidnapping and complex interpersonal relationships, climaxing in a dramatic courtroom showdown.