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The Emperor of Ocean Park

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A riveting novel of ambition, revenge and the power of familial obligations.

Talcott Garland is a successful law professor and devoted family man. When his father, a disgraced former Supreme Court nominee, is found dead under suspicious circumstances, Talcott suspects foul play. Guided by the elements of a mysterious puzzle that his father left, Talcott must risk his marriage his career, and even his life in his quest for justice. The Emperor of Ocean Park is a captivating legal thriller set in the privileged worlds of upper crust African American society and the inner circle of Ivy League law school.
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A riveting novel of ambition, revenge and the power of familial obligations.

Talcott Garland is a successful law professor and devoted family man. When his father, a disgraced former Supreme Court nominee, is found dead under suspicious circumstances, Talcott suspects foul play. Guided by the elements of a mysterious puzzle that his father left, Talcott must risk his marriage his career, and even his life in his quest for justice. The Emperor of Ocean Park is a captivating legal thriller set in the privileged worlds of upper crust African American society and the inner circle of Ivy League law school.
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Paperback (672 pages)
Published: May 27, 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375712920
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  • When my father finally died, he left the Redskins tickets to my brother, the house on Shepard Street to my sister, and the house on the Vineyard to me.

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  • Seeing no kindling anywhere, I take the disk my father hid in Abigail's bear and, drawing a line and putting the past behind me, I feed it to the flames.

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