Ankerwycke to Publish New Book from Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Paul Goldstein

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Bestselling author, professor of intellectual property law at Stanford and winner of the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Best Legal Fiction writes new legal thriller, “Secret Justice”.

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Ankerwycke will publish "Secret Justice: A Novel" in January 2016. This exciting legal thriller derives its page-turning tension not from chase scenes or other action set pieces, but rather from the personal decisions of and internal debates endured by Justice Davenport as he considers his votes — one involving assisted suicide and a terminal patient’s right to die, the other involving a severely disabled patient’s ability to make a decision whether or not to donate a kidney to his dying identical twin brother and whether the state has a right to force the decision on him. The outcome of his decisions could alter Justice Davenport’s life — and family — forever.

Paul Goldstein is a professor of intellectual property law at Stanford, and has published three previous novels to great acclaim: “Errors and Omissions”, “A Patent Lie” and, most recently, the novel “Havana Requiem,” winner of the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Best Legal Fiction, awarded by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal.

“Goldstein displays the keen eye and sure hand of a gifted writer” – The Wall Street Journal on “Errors and Omissions”

“…trumps John Grisham’s work in every way-character, setting, plot and the prose” – Alan Cheuse, NPR, on “A Patent Lie”

Editor’s note: Advance reader copies and author interviews are available by emailing Jill Nuppenau at jill.nuppenau(at)americanbar(dot)org If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Jill Nuppenau, c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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Ankerwycke, launched in December 2014, is the consumer-oriented imprint of the American Bar Association, one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world with more than 400,000 members. In 1215, Magna Carta was sealed underneath the ancient Ankerwycke Yew tree, starting the process which led to rule by constitutional law — in effect, giving rights and the law to the people. Today, the ABA's Ankerwycke line of books continues to bring the law to the people. With legal fiction, true crime books, popular legal histories, public policy handbooks, and prescriptive guides to current legal and business issues, Ankerwycke is a contemporary and innovative line of books for everyone from a trusted and vested authority. Follow Ankerwycke on Twitter @AnkerwyckeBooks.

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