The Summit Syndrome
AUTHOR OWEN DEAN
FORMAT PORTRAIT; 152MM X 228MM; PAPERBACK
Alan Benedict, a renowned copyright attorney in South Africa, suffers a devasting personal tragedy. For the next six months Alan unsuccessfully tries to perpetuate his previous existence.
After he tenders his resignation as partner of his firm, Alan abandons his legal career and lifestyle and relocates to Cape Town to begin a new chapter. Soon after he meets Toni Vaughn, an emotionally scarred young woman, he is reluctantly coerced out of reclusion to conduct a copyright case about a potentially plagiarized book. After recruiting Toni as his assistant, Alan leaves no stone unturned while attempting to prove his theory that the alleged source of the plagiaristic book is fraudulent and that the defence of the case is shrouded in a dangerous web of lies and deceit. As their work draws Alan and Toni closer together, everything – including their relationship – becomes linked to the outcome of the challenging case.
In this dramatic story of treachery, betrayal, love, and an obsession to succeed, a lawyer takes on a complex and bizarre copyright case while in a state of severe personal turmoil.
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.