The Summit Syndrome
AUTHOR OWEN DEAN
FORMAT PORTRAIT; 152MM X 228MM; PAPERBACK
An eminent attorney experiences a severe personal tragedy, which sends him into a psychological tailspin and causes him to walk away from his successful legal career. He is confronted by an extraordinary plagiarism court case which he is induced to handle, against his will. In doing so he meets up with an emotionally damaged woman. They become involved together in the case that ventures into a web of intrigue, treachery, dishonesty, and betrayal. Their endeavours are characterised by an obsession to succeed and to reach the summit of the mountain that looms. What is in issue is whether justice will prevail and how the case will impact on their personal lives. The story leads to a startling and unexpected conclusion.
A gripping drama unfolds in the court room and beyond in the quest to summit the mountain posed by a bizarre court case and the situation surrounding it.
“Dean delivers the requisite thrills and surprises for fans of courtroom dramas – recommended.” – US Review of Books
“Owen Dean’s legal knowledge shines through in a tale of twists, turns and romantic tension. I enjoyed the read.” – Colin Bryden, journalist and author.
“An entertaining and instructive rendition of copyright law in action in practice.” – Professor Charles Gielen, leading international IP Attorney and academic at Groningen and Stellenbosch Universities.
Owen H. Dean is an attorney who specialised for forty years in copyright law. After retiring from active legal practice, he established a chair of intellectual property law at Stellenbosch University and became a professor. Dean is the author of several legal treatises and the e-book, Awakening the Lion . He currently resides in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he practices as a legal consultant.