Thursday, June 10, 2010

Conflicts with Interest by Michael Ruddy

From Goodreads: T.R. Morgan, a seasoned building professional, finds himself entangled in the combined corruption of the high profile law firm that is attacking him and the insurance companies that are supposed to defend him. Still enduring the painful memories brought on by the tragic death of his wife, he soon finds out, nothing involving lawyers and insurance companies happens quickly. Instead of resolution, T.R., unwittingly enters a world of human trafficking, drugs, and illicit sex taking place behind the scenes. And his story comes forward to an explosive climax that no one could possibly foresee, least of all T.R. himself. This suspenseful tale of contemporary fiction is packed with enlightenment and high-stakes characters; provoking thought on a new subject in a new light. 

My Take:  When I read Conflicts with Interest, I found myself both fascinated  at all the inventive ways that lawyers and insurance companies go about finding ways to get money(the lawyers) and avoiding paying (the insurance companies) and disgusted.  I know first hand about insurance companies because a few years ago I was hit by an uninsured driver and although we had uninsured coverage we had to sue our insurance company to get them to pay for the damages.  

The main characters in the book T. R. and Ryan Morgan are the perfect symbols of the everyday person.  They work hard and are good at what they do.  They try to make something right that they assume was their responsibility and in the process are drawn into the greed that consume some lawyers and insurance companies.  

I would give this book a 4 out 5 star rating.     

If your are interested in buying this book you can go here to purchase from Amazon.   

To learn more about Michael Ruddy go here.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from the author. 


  1. Thanks for the great review. This book definitely gives you a good look at the ugly side of these industries. I guess I'm too trusting of a person to be involved in either. :)

    Thanks again.


  2. Thanks for both of these last two reviews! I find it amazing how ins. co.'s of any form take people for more than they insure them! It is such a racket!

    For Sins of the Mother ~ seems more and more and getting out there with the edgy fiction huh! I am reading one right now that is the same way! WOW.

    Hope you have a blessed day!


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