Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Review Coming Soon for The Longbridge Decision!

The Longbridge DecisionA FRESH NEW VOICE IN LEGAL THRILLERS

CREATES A FRIGHTENINGLY PLAUSIBLE PLOT








(GLEN ROCK, New Jersey, March 17, 2010) — Set against a fermenting background of political and moral corruption that begins beneath the lone star of the Texas capitol building and stretches all the way to the office of the President, The Longbridge Decision — a frighteningly plausible, lightning-paced thriller — reveals an alarming and chilling vision of a theocratic America that is just one decision short of becoming a reality.

Imagine a nationally known, charismatic televangelist who brings a struggling Texas politician under his spell — and all the way to the White House. As first one, two and then three vacancies mysteriously appear on the nation’s highest court, the new President looks to his mentor for help in filling them in time for the Court’s historic spring docket — one with an unprecedented number of cases that could potentially transform the constitutional landscape.

Into this political cauldron comes the murder of a senior partner in Wall Street’s oldest and most prestigious law firm. A disgruntled associate, the beautiful and coldly ambitious Mayson Corelli, the victim of the deceased partner’s sexual harassment, immediately becomes the primary murder suspect. A most unlikely savior comes to Mayson’s rescue — Tyler Waddill, another firm associate, and the biggest remaining obstacle to her career advancement. As the ink dries on Mayson’s arrest warrant, the pair flee New York, and trigger a national manhunt.

Robert M. (“Buster”) Brown, Jr’s debut novel explores what would happen if a highly charismatic TV evangelist — at the height of his power and influence — were to succeed in bringing under his spell a struggling politician who gets elected Governor and then President. It’s a thrilling ride for anybody with a foot in the legal or political arenas and for readers of legal thrillers, literary romances and general mysteries.

Martin Clark, acclaimed author of Plain Heathen Mischief and The Legal Limit writes: The Longbridge Decision is a well written, absolutely entertaining book, and Robert Brown is a writer every bit as skilled as David Baldacci or James Lee Burke. This is a dandy fine first novel, no doubt about it.”

A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, Brown is well known for sneaking into the office on weekends to write his fiction. His novels (he has several more under consideration) feature young, bright and attractive attorneys caught in the kind of sinister webs of unique, life-threatening dilemmas that test both their intellect and their moral character. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, he currently lives in Newport News, with his wife Anne Waddill Brown and their son, Mason.

“He may have established his professional bona fides in courts of law, but Robert “Buster” Brown, Jr., a true Virginia Gentleman, makes his bones as a storyteller with The Longbridge Decision . . . He shows a little leg often enough to keep you guessing and then surprises you with each new turn of events. If you can envision a sordid conspiracy on a grand scale, with a brutal chase that will almost take your breath away, then I heartily recommend The Longbridge Decision.” —Former U.S. Senator Charles S. Robb

Into this political cauldron comes the murder of a senior partner in Wall Street’s oldest and most prestigious law firm. A disgruntled associate, the beautiful and coldly ambitious Mayson Corelli, the victim of the deceased partner’s sexual harassment, immediately becomes the primary murder suspect. A most unlikely savior comes to Mayson’s rescue — Tyler Waddill, another firm associate, and the biggest remaining obstacle to her career advancement. As the ink dries on Mayson’s arrest warrant, the pair flee New York, and trigger a national manhunt.

Robert M. (“Buster”) Brown, Jr’s debut novel explores what would happen if a highly charismatic TV evangelist — at the height of his power and influence — were to succeed in bringing under his spell a struggling politician who gets elected Governor and then President. It’s a thrilling ride for anybody with a foot in the legal or political arenas and for readers of legal thrillers, literary romances and general mysteries.

Martin Clark, acclaimed author of Plain Heathen Mischief and The Legal Limit writes:

“The Longbridge Decision is a well written, absolutely entertaining book, and Robert Brown is a writer every bit as skilled as David Baldacci or James Lee Burke. This is a dandy fine first novel, no doubt about it.”



$26.95 • (548 pages) •
9 x 6 • Trade Paperback •
ISBN: 978-0-9790661-5-3
Publication date: May 2010
http://www.midpointtrade.com/
http://www.thelongbridgedecision.com/

For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Gail Kearns, gail@topressandbeyond.com

About the Author:

Novelist Robert M. “Buster” Brown, Jr. has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years — almost as long as he has been sneaking into the office on weekends to write fiction. “Writing is more than the cure for my intellectual restlessness,” he says. “More also than the object of my mind’s incessant wanderings. It is my raison d’etre.”

Over the years he has written 17 novels while he practiced law and, for a lengthy interval, managed a large regional bank’s personal trust division. Today he is a founding partner of Brown & Supler, The Village Lawyers, PLC in Newport News, Virginia, which specializes in trust litigation and expert witness, wills and trusts, and business and elder law.

Mr. Brown ‘s novels focus primarily on the characters and subject matter with which he is most familiar: lawyers and their compelling legal dramas. Young, bright and attractive attorneys caught in the sinister web of unique, life-threatening dilemmas that test both their intellect and their moral character inhabit his tales. Think John Grisham meets Mary Higgins Clark with a touch of pure Brownian romanticism.

Mr. Brown lives in Newport News, Virginia with his wife, Anne Waddill Brown, and their son, Mason.
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