Castro Valley, California (EastBayDaily) — In his new novel, “Sitting in Equity” (published by iUniverse), author D. B. Hansen looks at the modern economy through the lens of power, analyzing the forces that struggle against each other and vie for control of the world’s wealth.
Douglas Thorne is a powerful man, feared by his adversaries and respected by his clients and peers. But he longs for more than just respect. He wants power. Thorne looks to stake his claim to power in the hidden world of tax planning and estate management, where clients’ futures hinge in delicate power balances for wealth and power. When he takes a high-profile and complex case, the power he craves is in sight, but he needs to handle even the smallest details properly or risk losing everything in defeat.
An excerpt from “Sitting in Equity”:
“Thorne knew he was walking on dangerous ground. The mere mention of the United States Constitution could be very upsetting to a superior court judge. There was a natural rivalry that existed between state and federal judges. But it was a decidedly one-way one. This was because that the federal judges got the last say on federal issues. And quite frankly there were a lot of state judges that resented this.”
Amid the drama in “Sitting in Equity” is a prominent theme about the state of the modern economy. “The novel is on the cutting edge of what is happening in the U.S. economy today,” Hansen says. “It addresses the whys behind the increased concentration of wealth that is occurring and how that trend is destroying the very fabric of the nation. “
“Sitting in Equity” By D. B. Hansen Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781462030743 Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781462030736 E-Book | ISBN 9781462030750 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author D. B. Hansen began his legal career as an attorney with the inheritance and gift tax division of a state controller’s office. He graduated from a West Coast law school and now works with a Silicon Valley law firm.
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