HCRJ Book Discussion – The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

February 23, 2020 11:15AM - 12:30PM

Join us for our next book discussion on Sunday, February 23 at 11:15 am as author Marc Grossberg discusses his book, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors!

Paddy Moran, a former cop from Brooklyn, is a newly licensed attorney in Houston with dreams and aspirations to make it big. He survives early rough bumps and ethical challenges. Then, through networking, he lands two high-profile clients. With his brash moxie and brilliant legal strategy, he gets outstanding outcomes that put him on the success trajectory to the upper echelons of the city’s divorce bar. But, faced with difficult choices in high-stakes litigation, will he balance his thirst for recognition and respect with his sense of right and wrong?

The Best People also follows Pilar Galt, a sensuous, intelligent single mother from the Houston barrios, for whom a temp assignment evolves into a relationship with the richest man in town. Her path intersects with Paddy’s and eventually converges with his during a pivotal time in her life when she must overcome self-destructive tendencies to survive.

A legal drama and social satire set after Enron and before the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, The Best People portrays a Houston as it is: a glitzy meritocracy populated with larger-than-life characters. It is the landscape where the country-club and café-society sets clash amidst clever legal maneuvering, big law firm politics, a Ponzi scheme, and judicial corruption.

In a stunning debut novel, author Marc Grossberg, a native Houstonian who has practiced law in Houston for more than fifty years, offers a glimpse into a world where you can’t always tell who the best people are.

The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors can be purchased at the HCRJ office for $17.

To sign up for this book event, please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.