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Nobody Roots for Goliath

(The second book in the Bomber Hanson series)
A novel by

United News Syndicate
An impressive and inspiring storythis wonderful book captures the essence of why the tobacco industry is on trial in the courtroom. David Champion tells a riveting story that is more truth than fiction. The quality of the research shines through like gold.

Publisher's Weekly
The echo of a recent news story about a tobacco company exec who blows the whistle on his former employer's nicotine-spiking adds a high note of topicality to an otherwise sludgy exercise. Appearing for the second time (after The Mountain Massacres) is ace trial lawyer Bomber Hanson, who looks and acts a lot like F. Lee Bailey and operates out of a California town that is equally reminiscent of Santa Barbara. Hanson represents a dying, blind Pennsylvania father of 12 painfully cute daughters who started smoking only after he lost his sight and couldn't read the warning labels on the packs. Bomber sends his son Tod to the hometown of Rich Zepf, Cedarburg, Pa., to size things up. A classical composer who'd rather be writing a fugue than digging up dirt, narrator Tod and his father engage in testy exchanges that palely suggest the relationship between Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. But stretched out dialogue, some pedestrian prose and predictable plotting mar the route to the wrap-up courtroom drama.

Library Journal
Series protagonist Tod Hanson (The Mountain Massacres, Knoll Pubs., 1995) investigates cases for his famous father, hard-hitting California lawyer Bomber Hanson. Bomber's overweening ego causes his only son, also a lawyer, to stutterbut only when talking to his dad. Otherwise physically attractive, Tod finds romance here with a young woman hired to research his father's case against a large tobacco company on behalf of a Pennsylvania man dying of cancer. Tod finds an inside source and a covered-up murder. Energetic prose, approachable characters, and a likely plot; recommended.


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Hardback Editions

May 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: Nobody Roots for Goliath: A Bomber Hanson Mystery
Author(s): David Champion
ISBN: 1-888310-44-8 / 978-1-888310-44-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Allen a Knoll Pubs
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