The Up and Comer by Howard Roughan

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Poised to become his Manhattan law firm's youngest partner, up-and-coming attorney Philip Randall takes risks and a mistress--his best friend's wife. Then the game changes and the stakes get higher. Someone begins following Philip's every move, waiting for the chance to strike--with a vengeance. Soon, Philip is at the center of a murder investigation that can end his career, his marriage, and his fabulous life.

About Howard Roughan

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James Patterson is one of the world's most popular and successful authors and lives in Florida. Howard Roughan is the author of The Up And Come, The Promise of a Lie, and most recently the co-author, with James Patterson, of Honeymoon. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.
Published July 5, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Horror, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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The author deftly elides Randall’s hollow conscience by the casual callousness of the affair, never letting Randall slide into a caricature of an American Psycho–style Master of the Universe: he’s not a monster, he’s just a cold-hearted heel who really doesn’t care much about anything or anybody.

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Auxiliary characters, particularly Philip's robust boss, Jack Devine, and Jack's kind, innocuous wife, Sally, are well-drawn and convincing, adding the depth and humanity necessary to counteract Philip's almost robotic duplicity.

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Book Reporter

Philip Randall is a walking template for lawyer jokes.

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Entertainment Weekly

Philip Randall is a smart-aleck young Manhattan lawyer who has it all: a wealthy wife, the inside track to partnership, and the cojones to embark on an affair with the wife of his best friend.

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