The Practice of DeceitBook - 2005
"When Eric Lavender meets Colleen O"Brien Golden, his cherished life as Manhattan therapist and eligible single suddenly loses its long-standing appeal. Colleen is a stylish lawyer in the suburb of Scarsdale, and Eric, to his own amazement, is besotted. He moves his practice to Scarsdale to marry her and quickly settles into blissful suburban domesticity with their new baby and adorable stepdaughter. He even becomes a local hero when the police turn to him to resolve a hostage crisis. But Eric"s transformation comes to an abrupt halt when the police come knocking on his door again — this time with handcuffs. He and his lawyer-wife are caught up in an explosive conflict of interest involving their clients. When Eric discovers that Colleen has gone to extreme lengths to conceal a secret past, she retaliates with horrendous charges against him. Eric must uncover the truth before his children, his career, and his freedom are taken from him forever. As she did in her bestseller Almost, Benedict navigates the turbulent waters of love, law, psychology, and ethics with wit and penetrating insight. The Practice of Deceit is a gripping thriller and razor-sharp novel of marriage — and divorce — gone awry."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, c2005
Branch Call Number: FICTION BEN
Characteristics: 268 p. ; 24 cm