Publisher's Weekly
Opening his story with the final moments of a doomed commuter airplane in California, Greenleaf takes readers on a turbulent adventure in aviation law where millions of dollars are at stake for crash victims and their grieving families. It's an emotional and legal ordeal as shyster lawyers exploit the victims, and corrupt insurance agencies engage private eyes to harass the families into dropping lawsuits, while the families themselves are being torn apart by the tragedy. Killed in the crash is Carol Farnsworth, whose sister, Brenda, is the lover of the novel's hero, small-town lawyer Keith Tollison. Improbably, the women he loves, Laura Donahue, is married to one of the few crash survivors. His affairs with both women are put on hold as Laura decides her husband, though a scoundrel, needs her help, and Brenda attempts to save her mentally disturbed son from his suicidal grief over his beloved aunt's death. These conflicts come to a head in a searing courtroom trial which turns into a legal free-for-all involving love, revenge and a great deal of money. The author of Fatal Obsession has penned another complex, richly satisfying legal thriller.

Library Journal
This novel is splendid soap opera, suspenseful courtroom drama, and a harsh indictment of the airline industry and its regulators. A plane crash in California brings aviation lawyers to the scene. Well-known tort lawyer Alec Hawthorne takes on many of the resulting cases, until a heart attack causes him to rethink his way of life. He offers to tutor old friend Keith, who is suing the airline on behalf of his lover, Laura; her husband has been brain-damaged in the crash. Keith turns out to be even better than his tutor, making a compelling case that the plane could and should have been crash-worthy. In winning the case, Keith loses Laura, but seems to finds himself. For popular fiction collections.-- Marylaine Block, St. Ambrose Univ., Davenport, Ia.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Stephen Greenleaf's Impact

Hardback Editions

February 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Impact
Author(s): Stephen Greenleaf
ISBN: 0-7126-3746-X / 978-0-7126-3746-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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September 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Impact
Author(s): Stephen Greenleaf
ISBN: 0-688-07668-8 / 978-0-688-07668-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

October 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Impact
Author(s): Stephen Greenleaf
ISBN: 0-553-28811-3 / 978-0-553-28811-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crimeline
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Impact
Author(s): Stephen Greenleaf
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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