FICTION: The Whistleblower Onslaught
by David P. Warren (Author)
When seasoned attorney Scott Winslow takes on a whistleblower case for fired energy company executive Kevin Walters, life-changing events are set in motion.
Scott pursues a lawsuit, alleging that his client was fired for complaining about unsafe conditions in the company’s mines. But as they dig deeper, Scott and his team discover blackmail, sanitized records and a corporate cover-up.
Soon, Scott and his family are threatened by someone who wants the case dismissed – at any cost. After Kevin’s client is also targeted, they realize their only way out is to chase the evidence they need to prove the case at trial – and bring the person responsible to justice.
- Paperback: 373 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (December 2, 2017)
To understand how each played into the whole, you must simply read the book. I don’t re tell story lines in my reviews; however I will say the weaving together of the respective stories by this author was very well done.
Plot, character development, rising action, falling action, anti-climax, climax and resolution were all well presented.
The “Opening Statement” by counsel at the end of the book, was really a “Closing Argument”, but I saw nothing to be gained by nit picking it.
All in all, a really good read.
Fantastic and illuminating book about human wants, needs, desires, and how those needs are answered through the court justice sy
Wow! Fabulous book! This book described the court justice system really well–the back and forth negotiations between two opposing sides, and the stress, anxiety, hard work, extensive preparation, the mind-numbing study of oftentimes copious quantities of paperwork, as well as the difficulty and hindrances in gathering all of the evidence, the witnesses, and finding the best qualified and trained, experienced and talented, investigative teams, plus, having the experience, knowledge, intelligence, and tenacity, that goes into getting the material needed to present the case in the best, most concise, air-tight, non-negotiable, non-irrefutable way possible, to eliminate all doubts and present to the jury in a way that the common people can understand–and if possible, to negate the opposing lawyer’s ability to discredit the evidence and/or witnesses in any manner, with an air-tight case.
Besides that, there was the suspense, and the fascinating mysteries that the investigators embarked upon, in order to tie up the “loose ends,” and bring the culpable characters and the companies that they worked for to justice, and so that the guilty parties would be held accountable for their decision to accumulate wealth at the expense of their employees, and their gross negligence in their inability and lack of cooperation to update their mines, and meet all of the safety criteria, necessary to safeguard the lives of all of their mine employees. This is no easy task during the best of times when negotiating with protagonists who are as equally determined to defend and justify their client’s position–even if they are primarily motivated by earning a good paycheck and winning to increase their performance percentage of wins to garner more clientele.
Add to that, tons of action, angst, thrills, occasional victories, human reactions to great personal tragedies, along with the quest for exceptional medical intervention, the moral dilemma of blaming one’s self for extenuating circumstances beyond their control, guilt for complicity in an injury, and whether or not the whole system’s worth it, as well as an extensive manhunt for the perpetrator of a heinous crime, lots of camaraderie among friends, family, and colleagues, genuine emotional ups and downs, and newly-forged friendships and alliances. I feel like this was an authentic chapter torn out of a long-term series of the activities, events, and lives of the lawyers, family, friends, investigators, witnesses, judges, doctors, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies. There were also lighter moments filled with details of much deserved days off, as well as the hardships and joys of being parents, and an insight into the widespread cancerous corruption in the workplace of “big business” and their blatant disregard for all of their employees when worshipping the monetary gains and dividends for each quarter–regardless of the cost of injuries and the lives of their employees. All of these things are tied together in a symbiotic relationship, with each delicate nuance of varied human lifestyles, and the balance of every piece of the puzzle affecting the whole, whether positively or negatively, depending on the court’s eventual, fateful, decisive verdict. How much is a conscience worth? It can mean many different things to many different people. In the end, you pray that court justice will truly make the correct choice, but unfortunately, that’s not always the way life works.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, Mr. David P. Warren. Thank you! It was well-written and very entertaining–so much so, that towards the middle of the book, I couldn’t put it down–not even at bedtime. I wish that I would’ve had a great lawyer like you when my family and I needed legal help. I hope that in the future, if I find myself once again requiring a lawyer, that the next lawyer will be as dedicated to their client’s needs and well-being as your fictional character’s lawyer was to his clients.