When unbeatable attorney David Sloane agrees to help Beverly Ford sue the United States government in the mysterious death of her husband in Iraq, he confronts the biggest challenge of his career. With little hard evidence to go on, Sloane tracks down the other men serving with Ford the night he died. Alarmingly, two of them returned home alive, but didn’t stay that way for long. The elusive final—and youngest—soldier is his only shot at discovering the truth, if Sloane can keep him alive long enough to tell it.
As Sloane propels his case into a federal courtroom, a relentless killer stalks his wife and stepson. Now he must race to uncover what really happened on that fatal mission, not only to bring justice to a family wronged but to keep the people closest to him from becoming the next casualties.
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- Pocket Books |
- 448 pages |
- ISBN 9781416592976 |
- February 2010
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Reading Group Guide
Questions for Discussion
- What makes David Sloane such a successful attorney?
- When Beverly Ford first talks to Sloane, does she really have a case?
- Why does Sloane feel compelled to tackle her cause if he doesn’t believe he can win?
- Do the scenes set in Iraq seem real or not and why?
- Why do you think the author spent time providing James Ford’s background?
- What does Jenkins see in Sloane that makes him such a great and loyal friend?
- Do you think the Feres Doctrine is a fair law?
- Do you believe that Wrongful Death offers an accurate portrayal of the interactions between the military, the government, and large corporations like Argus? How did the book change your perception, if at all?
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