Handsome, hip and rich-by-marriage, Philip Randall has it all: a career at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, a wife whose father showers her with every luxury, a loft in Soho and a beautiful mistress. Never mind that Jessica is also the wife of his best friend Connor – and that they have been married for less than a year.
When an old acquaintance re-appears in his life with photographic proof of their affair, Philip is haunted by the threat of blackmail and exposure – yet refuses to accept that finally a situation has arisen that he is unable to turn to his advantage. Until that is, he finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation.
Is the Up and Comer finally to receive his comeuppance?
Reviews of The Up and Comer
‘A wonderful decline-and-fall story for our well-heeled times which captures the dubious underside of anyone who believes “careerism” is a noble calling. Terrific.’ Douglas Kennedy
‘Elegant writing, fine dialogue and deft jokes…a hugely entertaining read’ Tatler