"Circle of Greed" is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and--most famously--Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach's story is it.
Patrick Dillon has won many journalism awards including a share of the Pulitzer Prize- and is the author of the acclaimed "Lost at Sea. "The executive editor of "California" magazine, he was formerly editor in chief of "Forbes ASAP," a writer for the "Christian Science Monitor," and an editor and columnist at the "San Jose Mercury News." He lives in San Francisco, California.Carl M. Cannon is the deputy editor of politicsdaily.com and coauthor of "Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy." He has won numerous awards, including a share of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting of the Presidency. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.