In The Presence of Enemies

In The Presence of Enemies Attorney and client they broke the first law never fall in love Elizabeth DarenWith evidence missing and key witnesses changing their stories the battle for her dead husband s fortune is turning ugl

Attorney and client, they broke the first law never fall in love.Elizabeth DarenWith evidence missing and key witnesses changing their stories, the battle for her dead husband s fortune is turning ugly Someone is out to get her, and only one of the country s shrewdest, most battle hardened lawyers can save her If he can trust her.Jake MartinHe s a rising star in a powerAttorney and client, they broke the first law never fall in love.Elizabeth DarenWith evidence missing and key witnesses changing their stories, the battle for her dead husband s fortune is turning ugly Someone is out to get her, and only one of the country s shrewdest, most battle hardened lawyers can save her If he can trust her.Jake MartinHe s a rising star in a powerhouse law firm Everything he ever dreamed of and sweated for now means nothing to him He s become Elizabeth Daren s lover and made her enemies his own It s a choice the could take him downd the only one that matters.With all the power and authenticity of The Firm and the Client, Federal Judge and former prosecutor William Coughlin dazzles us with In the Presence of Enemies the smash sequel to his best selling courtroom drama Shadow of a Doubt and his toughest, most absorbing novel yet
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  • Cassie says:

    I liked this book. It was a pretty straightforward legal drama. There was nothing thrilling about it, but I thought the trial procedure was fun to read. I particularly appreciated the balance Coughlin used - half the time, things went well for Jake and the other half, things went badly. But at no point did I know for sure how the jury would find. The balance was nice because I don't like reading books where things go badly the entire time, and books where everything goes right all the time aren' [...]

  • Donna says:

    Fantastic!!!

  • Edward Weiss says:

    This novel was a really good read. Close to 5-star, but I maintain that such ratings have to be held in reserve for those novels that really deserve it.In the Presence of Enemies wasn't just a legal novel. It presented a helluva business scenario as well. The astute mind of the deceased as to what would happen after his death was right-on, and that wasn't only because the author made it so. The predicted scenarios were, in fact, predictable by one sufficiently knowledgeable to understand the pro [...]

  • Todd Simpson says:

    This was such an enjoyable book and so well written. William J Coughlin certainly know how to write a Thriller that not only has a great plot, but also has a very diverse and interesting range of characters. When 68 year old Augustus Daren passed away, his two grown children weren’t too happy about his fourth wife being beneficiary on the voting rights of his 51 percent share in the bank. Thus making her chairman with controlling interest in running his Bank. Augustus two adult children were f [...]

  • Gina Levert says:

    Slow start but kept my interest until I couldn't put it down After a slow start I couldn't put it down. Would like to read a sequel with Jake as main character.

  • Judi says:

    Fantastic Though this is a book in the 1990, it is full of action, and courtroom drama. Jake Martin is in his 5th year at a prestigious law firm and he has to make partner this year or he will be out. Jake is a lawyer that probated wills. He has never tried a case. His marriage is ending and he trying to keep his wife from leaving him.Jake was the lawyer in drawing up a new will for the CEO/owner of the well known bank Hanover. He video taped the owner making a new will leaving full control of t [...]

  • HermanMorgan III says:

    IMHO, This is The Best of William J Coughlin's Novels. (So far).Having read several of Mr Coughlin's " Legal Thrillers", this one was so unpredictable and had so many variables and possibilities, that I never knew until the final pages, just what the verdict, or the Rookie Lawyer's fate would be. Because this genre is my current, well, really, my Long-term Favorite, I frequently know the Verdict, and the Story's resolution, at about the mid-point, or at most 2/3's of the way into the tale. Doesn [...]

  • Quillracer says:

    I picked up this book based on the synopsis posted here on . Boy, was I misled! The posted synopis has NOTHING in common with this book. The only thing right in it was the two names mentioned.I expected an edge-of-my-seat legal thriller on a par with works by Michael Connelly. What I got was a novel that started off slow and maintained that pace through 18 chapters of Machiavellian plotting by every character to screw over every other character in the book. Then it crawled through a few chapters [...]

  • Marilyn says:

    Jake Martin is weary. He's being considered as a partner in the Sperling Beckmann law firm, his wife has just served divorce papers on him, and he's been made lead council in a probate case that most likely will turn very ugly, if it goes to trial. How this is going to influence his possibilities of partnership is anybody's guess. Now he finds himself (having never tried a case before) going up against council whose textbook he'd found in a used book store while he was still in school! His oppos [...]

  • Tom Hooker says:

    With evidence missing and key witnesses changing their stories, the battle for her dead husband's fortune is turning ugly. Someone is out to get her, and only one of the country's shrewdest, most battle-hardened lawyers can save her. If he can trust her.Jake Martin is a rising star in a powerhouse law firm. Everything he ever dreamed of and sweated for now means nothing to him. He's become Elizabeth Daren's lover-and made her enemies his own. It's a choice that could take him downd the only one [...]

  • J. Ewbank says:

    This is the last book wy William J. Coughlin, and those familiar with his work know how very readable his novels are and how compelling the plot.This one is really good. What looks like a simple open and shut case for the lawyer becomes anything but and things seem to go out of contro. But, therein lies the mystery and the thrill of reading how the characters try to overcome the problems which are thrust before them.This is an excellent and enjoyable read.J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, N [...]

  • Kim says:

    The review for this book is completely wrong. The lawyer and his client were attracted to one another, but they were not "in love" - they never even kissed. I don't know why the publishers or whomever felt they had to lie to sell this book, which is a perfectly good and engaging legal thriller without that sexy stuff. I am offended by that review and I would never have read the book if I'd known the review was full of lies, regardless of how enjoyable it was. I despise lying.

  • Charles Duvel says:

    While I am not much for courtroom dramas I really like the fish-out-of-water story of a lawyer having to argue a case for nearly the first time. The backstory and mystery of the differing motives of the various players was interesting and kept the story moving along. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Coughlin's work.

  • Joan says:

    Good basic story; engaging characters; and lots of boring pages of legal jargon that can be skipped to follow the story. makes for a quick read. Legal "thrillers" always offer lots of passages and pages that are easily identified as non-essential, so the reader can skip them and move on with the plot.

  • Susan says:

    Another great story from this guy. I'm so sorry that so much of his stuff is out of print This time lawyer Jake Martin risks his partnership in the firm of his dreams to defend the young widow of a very old, rich man. Coughlin never takes the cheap way out and in this story there were plenty of opportunities.

  • Patrick says:

    Great look into the life and workings of a big time law firm, the polîtics of becoming a "partner", the power struggles, etc on top of that, good legal drama (Another hand-me-down from dad :-)

  • Kellie says:

    Beginning of summer candy. Easy legal drama. Thriller wouldn't be the right word.

  • Fred Bayley says:

    This was a real pleasure of a read! It was fun to experience the hero overcome the odds to win.

  • Debi Lodge says:

    Loved this, great writing, believable characters. Highly recommend :)

  • Rhod says:

    Another good effort by Coughlin.

  • Diane Wachter says:

    In The Presence of Enemies, William J. Coughlin, PB-B @ 1993, 1996. A powerful bank, a beautiful widow, a contested will all set in Detroit and the North Woods. Very Good!

  • Ursa Mahan-Worlds says:

    Great booksThis book really kept my attention! The characters were well-rounded and the story line superb. He's a great author. Looking forward to reading another of his books.

  • Joe O'Connor says:

    OK; lawyer and widow fight the efforts of other family members to revoke will of bank megamillionaire.

  • Oduogu Marvis says:

    the book is intriguing and suspense-filled. it is indeed a masterpiece of legal thriller!

  • Mary says:

    attorney handles estate of banking tycoon

  • Jackie Simons says:

    Read 7/97

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