Matt Coleman is fresh from his bar exam and follows his father's footsteps into bankruptcy law. But Matt is from the new school of get rich quick lawyers and he has a new bride with a marketing degree to help him achieve that dream. A dream they realize much faster than expected.
Matt and his wife Lynn find their niche in the infomercial field. Their brainchild of exposing the banking industries enslavement of the American people is a huge hit with the public. Their bankruptcy firm is up and running with more business and more money than they ever imagined. Not everyone is thrilled about the infomercials, however. Namely - the Texas Bar Association, who believe the infomercials do not adhere to legal advertising ethics, and MidSouth Bank of Houston, who believe they are losing millions of money as a direct result of Matt's bankruptcy filings.
With their dream quickly turning into a nightmare, Matt and Lynn find they have made themselves the target of unscrupulous individuals who go to any means necessary to take revenge against those they feel have taken something from them. Means and methods that include taking down the empire of wealth the young lawyer accumulated, using the press to take down the practice and people the media helped create, and taking the very thing Matt Coleman held dearest.
Now, admittedly, it's not a real stretch to imagine greedy lawyers, and bankers who would go to any means to keep their money to themselves. Or is it? I started reading the book thinking it would be the same old story about greed and corruption. But it's not. Manchee takes it to another level. At times I found myself thinking some of the scenarios were too far-fetched. But for some reason I was drawn to the story. I had to know what happened and if the bad-guys would be held responsible. And when I finished the last page, I was wondering...could this really happen?
William Manchee has given us a great read for a time when stock markets and interest rates are fluctuating. PLASTIC GODS - Is it fiction or fact?
Reviewed by Cindy Daniel, author of the Death Warmed Over Mystery Series